Trial date set in double-murder case

A trial date was set in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday morning for Jeremy Demar, the man accused of shooting two Fort Campbell soldiers to death at an Oak Grove residence in February of 2017.

Audrey Woosnam represents Demar and told Judge John Atkins that there’s been significant delay in her attempts to obtain military records needed to defend her client.

Woosnam said she won’t be ready for trial until at least May of next year and she expects it to take at least a month—with two weeks for jury selection. Judge Atkins set the trial for May 20, 2019 and says jury selection often goes faster than what attorneys anticipate.

Demar was in a dispute with his estranged wife, 22-year old Priscilla East of Texas, and allegedly forced his way into a home on Arkansas Avenue. While inside, police say he fatally shot East and 28-year old Christopher Hoch of Michigan. Demar is charged with two counts of murder, attempted murder, assault and burglary. The Commonwealth is seeking the death penalty in the case.