The attorney for David Markle, the man accused in the 2015 shooting death of Justin Fish, is optimistic that the case can be resolved before going to trial.
Trial is currently set for August, but defense attorney Bill Maddox requested Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court for a pretrial hearing to be set on May 23. He says that would allow Markle time to think over what he wants to do and hopefully come to a decision about a resolution.
The Commonwealth was in agreement with the continuance, so Circuit Judge Andrew Self set a pretrial for the agreed upon date. Markle is charged with murder. He allegedly knocked on the door of Fish’s Calvin Drive Home in 2015 and when Fish answered, Markle shot him.
Markle then reportedly called 911 and told dispatches that he had shot him.