All five suspects charged in connection with the shooting death of Jerry Robertson near Allensville in September were arraigned Wednesday morning in Todd Circuit Court.
Attorneys entered not guilty pleas for 31-year old Daniel Westbrook, 41-year old Douglas Cropper, 36-year old Timmie Latham, 22-year old Faith Martin and 26-year old Brandi Scruggs.
Westbrook is the alleged shooter and the other four are charged with complicity to murder and other related counts.
Public defender Gary Logsdon represents Martin and says the Commonwealth has already turned over significant amounts of evidence.
Pat Day was the public defender representing Latham and asked Judge Tyler Gill to transfer her client to a different jail that can better accommodate his medical issues.
The judge declined to make a decision on that request, advising Day to consult with jail staff and her client to get a better hold on what a solution would look like.
Westbrook’s attorney asked for a transfer out of isolation in the Todd County to the Logan County jail, where he has another pending case, but Judge Gill again declined to grant the request.
All five defendants will be back in Todd Circuit Court December 19th for a pre-trial conference.
Westbrook allegedly shot Robertson three times after Scruggs drove the victim in a car to an area just north of KY 848 on Stateline Road. A pickup occupied by Westbrook and the three other suspects passed the car and then stopped in their path of travel, according to the KSP warrant, which says all five suspects fled in the pickup after Westbrook fired the weapon that Cropper provided to him.