Judge Refuses To Lower Bond In Murder Case

A judge refused to lower the bond of a couple, accused in the murder of a Rowan County man, during a hearing on Tuesday.

Police say James Conn shot Timmy Riggs last year because Conn thought Riggs was responsible for his son's death. He overdosed on drugs.

Conn's wife, Katherine, stands charged with complicity.

Police arrested the couple in Florida earlier this year. They are scheduled to go on trial in August.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2008 at 04:36 PM
    Dear blah blah blah, Even IF the guy sold the drugs, he did not deserve to die. I'm sure he did not force others to purchase drugs. People were probably begging to buy them. From what I've heard, he WAS NOT a drug dealer but people like you like to make things sound as bad as possible. Do you think the Conn's deserve what they are getting now or do they deserve to die as well? If the family of Mr. Riggs felt the same way as the Conn's, should they have killed the Conn's or allow the police to do the investigation? I think the Riggs family made the right choice and I applaud them for not taking the law into their own hands.
  • by Close Family Member Location: USA on Apr 24, 2008 at 10:24 AM
    Their son died of a combined drug intoxication. Which was from his own LEGAL prescriptions (2) and others mixing. Caused a hemmorage in his brain among other things. He did not overdose as the media leads one to believe. Kids dont understand when the bottle says don't take with other medication, IT CAN KILL YOU. There were no high levels of drugs and NO alcohol in his body. We will never really know now where he got the other drugs that shouldnt have been mixed with his prescriptions. I have the reports if you want them there at channel 27.
  • by blah blah blah Location: kentucky on Apr 24, 2008 at 04:43 AM
    if the guy sold the drugs he needed what he got ive seen the problems dugs cause for our kids an families get the high priced doctors that are giving these people the pills THEY dont really need but just to sell but apparently drug abuse is not a problem no more or no one sees it but people are innocent till proven guilty if this person was guilty he got what he deserved id done the same as the kids parents
  • by Sally Location: morgan on Apr 23, 2008 at 06:19 AM
    Think that something needs to be done with the drug dealers-- it is a shme that they are typically turned loose-- to kill again in one way or the other
  • by c Location: fkt on Apr 23, 2008 at 04:23 AM
    Good for the judge! They don't need to have their bond reduced, they need to be in jail!
  • by Kim Location: Montogomery CO on Apr 22, 2008 at 06:08 PM
    I'm sorry, but I would have done the same thing. But I would had made sure he's to blame. Sorry for the lose of your son. I think they need to put more work into stopping these doctor's who's giving these drugs out. You can't bust somebody, then tell them, to tell you who their suplier is, then turn them back out on the street to do it again. Don't make any since to me on why they do that. That's why it's never gonna stop. Not keeping them in jail, just turn them lose, to do it again and again. i'm sorry but that's just showing them that they can keep on dealing, and get away with it.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2008 at 03:20 PM
    Thank goodness Rowan County has a judged that will not lower the bond for these people. Do you think they actually thought the judge would do such a thing?
  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Apr 22, 2008 at 02:54 PM
    FRANKLY I THINK THE COUPLE DONE THE TAX PAYER A SERVICE. ANOTHER DRUG DEALER BITES THE DUST.

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