Money in evidence still under contention in Clearman Court murder case

Who should have possession of money that was found in the possession of the suspect accused of killing a man on Clearman Court in December remains in question following a hearing Wednesday morning in Christian Circuit Court.

Attorney Doug Moore says Bobby Spikes deposited $1,430 and withdrew $1,400 of it about 10 days before the crime and says Spikes still had a little over $1,200 of that money when he was arrested for the alleged murder of 35-year old Stanley Bussell.

Bussell’s body wasn’t discovered until 34-year old Candace Marcel of Hopkinsville was found dead in an abandoned vehicle on Cerulean Road in Trigg County and a search warrant was served at Marcel’s Clearman Court home.

The Commonwealth believes that $1,200 may have belonged to Marcel and Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling says they’re still looking into any money she may have had when was killed.

Spikes has not yet been indicted for the killing of Marcel and Judge John Atkins gave Boling more time to determine where the cash came from definitively.

The arrest warrant for Spikes says he fatally shot Bussell in the head. Kentucky State Police continue to investigate Marcel’s death and no one has been charged in her murder.