Greenville Road murder case heads to grand jury

The woman accused in the June 6 shooting death of Amareya’ Freeman waived her preliminary hearing and sent the case to grand jury in Christian District Court Friday.

Nineteen-year old Anshanique Leavell of Hopkinsville appeared before Judge Foster Cotthoff with defense attorney Michael Thompson, who informed the court they were waiving the preliminary hearing and requested that her $1 million bond be reduced.

Judge Cotthoff denied the request, saying based off the information he has he believes the bond to be appropriate.

The case will now go before the grand jury for consideration. As previously reported, the Hopkinsville Police Department responded Greenville Road just after midnight on June 6 and arrived on scene to find Amareya’ Freeman of Hopkinsville unresponsive on scene with a gunshot wound to the chest. CPR was performed and Freeman was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where he would die of his injuries.

Officers were able to determine that Leavell was involved in the shooting and was allegedly in possession of a handgun that had been reported stolen. During an interview with officers, Leavell allegedly admitted to shooting Freeman.