Ky high court to hear death penalty appeal

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal in the long-running case of an escaped inmate from an Oklahoma prison facing a death sentence in the slaying of a Kentucky distillery worker.

The justices will hear the case of 56-year-old Michael Dale St. Clair on Feb. 13 in Frankfort. St. Clair is appealing the conviction and sentence out of Bullitt County in the 1991 shooting death of Francis "Frank" Brady of Bardstown.

St. Clair has also been sentenced to death in Hardin County on a charge of capital kidnapping stemming from Brady's disappearance from a rest stop along Interstate 65.

Prosecutors say Brady and another escaped inmate were on a multi-state crime spree when they kidnapped Brady to steal his truck and later killed him near Lebanon Junction.

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