Suspect in Lexington doctor's slaying to remain jailed in Ohio

Ky. asks for time to get return order

jhewlett@herald-leader.comOctober 7, 2011 

A Logan County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court judge has granted a prosecutor's motion to keep Marty Lee Roe, who is accused of murder in the Sept. 1 shooting death of Lexington dermatologist Martha Post, in jail in Ohio for 60 more days.

A prosecutor filed a motion to extend Roe's incarceration, and the judge granted that motion Wednesday, Logan County Common Pleas Court administrator Debbie Egbert said. The extension was granted to give Kentucky authorities time to obtain a governor's warrant ordering Roe's return to Kentucky, she said.

Roe, 65, was arrested in Lakeview, Ohio, several days after Post, 55, was killed as she was leaving work. Roe was picked up by police on an outstanding warrant for harassing communications for allegedly making disturbing phone calls to Post. He was later charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence after police found a gun and bullets in his van, according to authorities. Roe is fighting extradition to Kentucky.

Roe had lived in the basement of the building housing Post's and other offices for a time while doing renovation work there and at Post's home, according to Post's husband, Dr. Robert Truitt. Post fired Roe because of a drinking problem, and he began stalking her, according to the arrest warrant and Truitt.

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