A Scott Circuit Court hearing to determine whether a murder charge should be dismissed is scheduled to start Tuesday and could go for several days.
The defense for Nicholas Willinger, accused in the 2010 beating death of Glenda Sue Jones, says the charge should be thrown out because some investigative records have been lost.
The prosecution says the missing records are supplemental notes to the main investigative report.
After a brief status hearing Monday, public defender Sandra Downs said the defense will call six witnesses during the hearing.
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Scott Circuit Judge Paul Isaacs said the hearing will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday and could extend into Wednesday and even Thursday.
Jones, a former Scott County school bus driver, was found dead in her house near Sadieville on Feb. 4, 2010. The county coroner said she died of blunt-force trauma. Willinger was indicted in 2014.
Ciji Jefferson of Sadieville pleaded guilty in early 2015 to complicity to second-degree burglary. Her indictment said that she told Willinger that Jones had a large amount of money in her home on Double Culvert Road and that Jones wouldn’t be home on a particular date.
Jefferson accompanied Willinger to Jones’ house and, intending to share in the proceeds of the burglary, waited outside in a vehicle while Willinger allegedly went inside.
Willinger’s indictment said he killed Jones by striking her in the head with a blunt object. Willinger could face the death penalty if convicted.