Trial is still scheduled for next month in the case of the man accused of shooting Tarone Williams to death in October of 2016 in downtown Hopkinsville.
Efforts Tuesday to resolve the case through mediation were unsuccessful and Dorien Meullion appeared in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday with defense attorney Clay Beineke, who said he received reports from the state crime lab last week and he’s requested the case file from the lab.
Beineke says he may need to ask for a postponement of the March 22nd trial if he doesn’t receive that file soon. Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor didn’t oppose a delay and says a technician involved in the case from the crime lab may not be able to be at trial when needed due to prior commitments.
Judge John Atkins declined to delay the trial, saying he hasn’t heard a sufficient reason to do so at this point.
Hopkinsville Police say Meullion shot Williams near the East Ninth Street Marathon and Williams died in his vehicle near the railroad crossing as he attempted to drive away from the scene.