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Accused child murderer in court

An accused child murderer makes one final court appearance before his trial is scheduled to begin.

Today, was the final hearing for Buck Ballard before his trial is set to begin on October 7th.

A judge ruled today, that they will try and seat a jury in Bourbon County, but if one cannot be established, the trial will be relocated to Woodford County.

Ballard is charged in the 2007 murder of 6 year old Wesley Mullins.

A judge has ruled that if convicted, Ballard could face the death penalty.


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