Trial set for man accused of killing Lexington officer

jhewlett@herald-leader.comSeptember 16, 2010 

Glenn Doneghy

Glenn Rahan Doneghy will go on trial next year for a murder charge in the death of Lexington police officer Bryan Durman, beginning the week of June 13.

Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael set the trial date Thursday during a hearing. The judge set aside two weeks for the trial.

Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson said that, from the prosecution's perspective, the trial should take only two or three days. However, defense attorney Kate Dunn said there are many witnesses and many issues, and she didn't think the case could be tried in three days.

Dunn also indicated that the defense might seek a change of venue because of publicity the case has received.

According to police, Durman 27, was investigating a noise complaint on North Limestone about 10 p.m. April 29. Doneghy, 33, struck Durman with his sport-utility vehicle and then left the scene, police said.

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