Trial postponed for Oak Grove murder suspect

Trial was postponed again Monday in Christian Circuit for 24-year old Dequavion James, one of the two men charged with murder for their alleged roles in the 2016 shooting death of De’Andre Palmer in Oak Grove.

The Commonwealth alleges that on July 16, 2016, James was told by 25-year old Leonardo Miller to shoot Palmer when given a nod. When Miler nodded to James, he pulled the trigger and shot Palmer once.  Palmer was then allegedly shot a second time by Miller and Palmer’s body was eventually discarded near Ghost Bridge on Carter Road.

After initially discussing a potential new trial date of the last week of November for James Monday, it was determined that likely won’t work and Judge John Atkins gave Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling and defense attorney Ted Shouse until next week to find a good timeframe, with the first week of December an option.

Miller pled guilty last year to murder, robbery and evidence tampering as part of a plea deal that came with a 40 year prison sentence.