Evidence, lab testing discussed in hearing for N. Kentucky Ave. murder suspect

Testing and evidence continue to be a source of contention in the murder case against Larayna Manning, after lawyers discussed the timeline of reports being ready in time for trial in August.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling informed the court that while all the testing is complete, they are still waiting on a final report to be completed by the lab—he’s hopeful that will be finished soon.

Defense attorney Jason Pfeil worries that the final pieces of evidence won’t be handed over to the defense in time for their own team to look over them before trial, but understands there’s not much that can be done to speed up the process.

Christian Circuit Judge Andrew Self signed an agreed order that makes it so all evidence that will be used in trial must be turned in by July 15.

Along with murder, Manning is also charged with first-degree robbery— drugs, cash and a safe were missing from Taylor’s home when police began the investigation and police say Taylor’s mouth and wrists were duct-taped, indicating there had been a robbery.

Her son and co-defendant, Anthony Manning, has already entered an Alford plea to charges of facilitation to complicity to commit murder and first-degree facilitation to complicity to commit robbery, for his role in the incident.