Attorneys for the man accused of killing two Fort Campbell soldiers last year in Oak Grove want the death penalty removed as an option in his case.
Audrey Woosnam has filed has filed a pair of motions—including one that contends the death penalty is unconstitutional.
The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office has been notified of the motions, but Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor doesn’t expect them to get involved anytime soon.
Judge John Atkins will hear those motions Tuesday, August 14th at 9 a.m. in Christian Circuit Court. He granted a motion for discovery Wednesday morning and Pryor says she will attempt to make contact with a retired state police detective who was involved in the investigation as soon as possible and she’ll turn over any new evidence he provides over to the defense.
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 in February of last year. 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.