LANCASTER - A second pre-trial hearing has been granted for Danny Dwight Poff, who is charged in the June 19 murder of Burdette Earls and beating of Sandra Jernigan.
Garrard Circuit Judge Hunter Daugherty granted the request for an Oct. 28 hearing after Poff's attorney, George Sornberger, said he wanted the court to hear from two witnesses before a trial date is set.
"I have subpoenaed two witnesses, "he told Judge Daugherty during Friday afternoon's pre-trial hearing in Garrard Circuit Court.
Poff, 22, of Carmens Spur in Liberty, was indicted in July on capital murder, first-degree robbery, burglary and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon charges. Earls, 65, died from a blow to the head from a large rock, according to Fayette County Deputy Coroner Miles White. Jernigan, 43, was allegedly assaulted in the incident at Earl's home on Harmon's Lick Road.
A juvenile was also arrested by Kentucky State Police and while police have not identified him, the indictment states that Poff acted "alone or in complicity with John Dyer."