A new prosecutor and defense attorney were introduced Wednesday in the upcoming trial of three men accused of murder or complicity to murder for the deaths of two women who were shot and stabbed nearly 20 years ago at an Oak Grove massage parlor.
A Christian Circuit judge ordered on Friday that the Christian County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office be excluded from prosecuting a 20-year-old double-homicide in which two former Oak Grove police officers have been charged with murder and complicity to murder.
Dressed in orange jumpsuits, Leslie Duncan (from left), Edward Carter and Frank Black appear with their lawyers Wednesday during a pretrial conference in Christian County Court. The three men are accused of murdering two women at an Oak Grove massage parlor in 1994.
A week after taking over a 20-year-old murder case involving two former Oak Grove police officers, Christian Circuit Judge Andrew Self began working his way through a slew of motions.
Christian Circuit Judge John Atkins talks with attorneys Tuesday in Christian Circuit Court. The judge has recused himself from presiding over the case against three men accused of murder or complicity to murder in the 1994 slayings of two women at an Oak Grove massage parlor.
Christian Circuit Judge John Atkins has recused himself from a 1994 double homicide in which three men, two of whom are former Oak Grove police officers, are charged with murder or complicity to murder.
Leslie Duncan was the former Oak Grove police detective who was sentenced last year for evidence tampering in his investigation into the slaying of two massage parlor workers in 1994. He was sentenced to three years in jail before being indicted on two counts of complicity to murder in November.
Ed Carter confers with his co-counsel, Julie Mudd, after she told the Christian circuit court judge presiding over his case Tuesday that she will file a formal motion to delay the upcoming trial. Carter is accused of murder in a double homicide at an Oak Grove massage parlor in 1994.
A decision to take the death penalty off the table in a 1994 double homicide was deferred until next week during a Tuesday hearing in Christian Circuit Court.
The commonwealth’s attorney says there is no deadline under Kentucky law for filing a notice of intent when seeking the death penalty in a murder case.
Former Oak Grove police detective Leslie Duncan was the lead investigator in a double-slaying of two women who were working at a massage parlor fronting as a brothel in 1994. His partner at the time, Ed Carter, is charged with two counts of murder alongside co-defendant Frank Black Jr.
Frank Black Jr. is facing the death penalty in the alleged murders of two women in 1994. His attorney, Rick Boling, said that Black suffers from blackouts surrounding the events at the New Life Fitness and Massage Parlor on the night of the killings.
A motion hearing was delayed Tuesday in Christian Circuit Court for three men accused of murder after a defense attorney asked that the death penalty be removed from consideration.
A defense attorney representing a man accused of a 20-year-old murder asked a judge to order the prosecution to provide a more detailed list of the charges against the man after a box containing information from the original case was discovered in a closet.
Photo: Frank Black
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Frank Black Jr. is accused of the murder of two women working at a massage parlor in 1994 alongside former Oak Grove policeman Ed Carter. His connection to Carter and Leslie Duncan, accused of complicity in the killings remains unclear.
A former Oak Grove police officer could face the death penalty for a double-homicide he allegedly committed nearly 20 years ago.
Ed Carter enters court Thursday to request Christian Circuit Judge John Atkins remove himself from presiding over Carter’s double-homicide case. Carter also asked the court to disqualify the entire staff of the Christian County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office because his former attorney, J. Lindsey Adams, now works for that office. Atkins denied both motions. Carter is accused of killing two women at an Oak Grove massage parlor in 1994.
The judge presiding over a 20-year-old murder case involving two former Oak Grove police officers is refusing to step aside.
A former Oak Grove police officer charged with two counts of murder will ask the judge presiding over his case to recuse himself and is seeking to disqualify the entire Christian County Commonwealth Attorney’s office from prosecuting the case.
A woman whose mother was one of two women slain in 1994 at the New Life Fitness and Massage Parlor in Oak Grove has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
An Alabama man accused of murder in a 1994 double homicide will undergo a mental evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial.
Two men charged in connection to the 1994 murders of two women at an Oak Grove massage parlor had their motions denied Wednesday by Christian Circuit Judge John Atkins.
Leslie Duncan (right), accused of complicity to murder in the shooting and stabbing deaths of two young women at an Oak Grove massage parlor in 1994, asked the judge to be released ahead of trial saying he is not a flight risk. The judge denied his release.
A trial date has been set for the three men, two of whom are former Oak Grove police officers, accused of murder in the shooting and stabbing of two women at an Oak Grove massage parlor 19 years ago.