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Posted: Thursday, 03 April 2014 1:10PM

Hearing Scheduled For Kevin Dunlap



Convicted Roaring Springs murderer Kevin Dunlap will be back in Livingston Circuit Court Friday, April 25th, for a hearing to determine if he can serve as his own attorney and waive all further appeals of his death sentence. Circuit Judge Woody Woodall issued the order earlier this week that sets the hearing for 9:00am. The case was referred back to Livingston Circuit Court by the Kentucky Supreme Court after Dunlap filed a handwritten motion on December 5, to prohibit further unauthorized appeals in his case.

According to Judge Woodall's order, although Dunlap requested no actual hearing, the Supreme Court believes that a hearing must be held to determine Dunlap's competency before ruling on such a motion waiving any further appeals and asking that the death penalty be carried out when authorized. Judge Woodall must also explore why Dunlap has chosen to represent himself in the case.

Dunlap was sentenced to the death penalty in 2009 after he entered a guilty plea to the October 2007 murders of Kayla Williams, Kortney Frensley and Ethan Frensley, and the rape and attempted murder of their mother Kristy Frensley. The Kentucky Supreme Court upheld the sentence in the case during a ruling that was issued last year.

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