Defense attorneys may seek medical evaluation of Crum

December 10, 2003|ANN R. HARNEY

HARRODSBURG - Lawyers for Kevin Paul Crum may seek medical evaluation for their client.

Crum appeared in Mercer Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon with his attorneys James Lowery and Jerry Wright of Lexington. They are undecided if they will seek psychiatric evaluation.

Another status hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Commonwealth's Attorney Richard Bottoms said Crum's attorneys have a mountain of evidence to go through.

Lowery said the state has not made an offer of a lesser charge, but Bottoms said that would not be done until he had spoken with the family members who Crum allegedly planned to kill.


Crum allegedly drove to Harrodsburg to carry out a plan to kill the people in the home where his out-of-wedlock child and her mother live.

Corning security guard Donald Barnett noticed Crum parking his vehicle in the Corning parking lot and acting suspiciously.

He was removing a weapon from his vehicle when Barnett called the Harrodsburg Police Department and alerted officers to Crum's activities.

Police say the home he planned to enter was just a few blocks from the plant and well within walking distance.

He has been held in the Boyle County Detention Center since his arrest; his bond is $500,000.

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