Carrico's testimony is expected to be a pivotal part of Crews' case, according to motions filed by Elmer George, Crews' attorney from Lebanon. She has three broken vertebras, one broken bone in her neck and blood clots in her legs, according to court records.
According to court documents, Carrico, Crews' girlfriend for 25 years, was going to testify that:
Details of testimony
Crews had an automobile accident in 1978 and he crushed both of his knees. In 2004 his conditioned worsened to the point that he needed a wheelchair.
He was a volunteer firefighter in Salvisa for 15 years.
Financially, he was well off because his mother left him U.S. War Bonds that she had bought in 1944. In January 2005, he had $20,000 in bonds.
He owns a $1 million farm and cattle operation in Salvisa. There are 60 head of cattle, 30 calves and 300 guns on the farm.
Carrico worked at Keeneland Race Track until she had debilitating heart trouble. She was in the hospital on Jan. 13, the night of the Maddox murder. Crews came for a visit. He told her that he was going to see if some high school boys had shown up to strip tobacco.
He said they were unreliable so he was also going to go see Lee Prather at the tobacco warehouse to look for some more help.
Carrico was going to testify that Crews always carried a gun and was an excellent marksman. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and competed in national firearms competitions in Florida, Indiana and Chicago.
She also said she knew that he had perfect attendance at Salvisa Baptist Church, and he and Maddox were friends.
George also filed a motion for a change of venue because members of the jury panel were talking about the case before trial. Peckler will hear that motion on Dec. 8.