Attorney’s Extend Window for Deal in Murder Case in Murray

The attorneys involved in the case of accused murderer Shannon Scott have requested an extension for the window for a possible plea deal. Officials say he attorneys filed a joint status report in Calloway Circuit Court last week. It says defense attorney Doug Moore requested the extension until the end of November, since the offer was set to expire and he had unforeseeable delays in his work on the case. Some of those delays were caused by a COVID-19 quarantine order, and others were caused by visitation restrictions at the jail. Officials say they had no problem with the request but any deal would ultimately be approved or rejected by Special Judge Tim Kaltenbach. Calloway Circuit Judge James Jamison recused himself due to a conflict of interest. f a settlement is not reached, Scott’s trial is set to begin March 15, 2021. It was moved back because Moore was also involved in defending Gabriel Parker in the Marshall County High School shooting case. Parkers plead guilty in April. Scott is accused of killing 37-year-old Tera Todd, 77-year-old Evelyn Scott and her dog at Todd’s home in Murray on Feb. 7, 2019. In addition to murder and tampering with physical evidence, Scott is charged with second degree cruelty to animals, first degree burglary, and theft.

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