Delay In Double Murder Case

The man arrested in a Lincoln County double murder was supposed to have another court hearing today, but it didn't happen.

The suspect turned himself in to State Police Sunday and was arraigned in juvenile court Tuesday because he was a teenager when Bo Upton and Ryan Shangraw were killed 6 years ago.

Friday morning a judge issued a letter to the media stating that the suspect's case is heading to the grand jury in adult court. That means that the suspect will not be in front a judge again until at least May, more likely in June.

The lawyer for the defendant also stated the judge has issued what is essentially a gag order, preventing lawyers from talking about the details of the case

The prosecutor says it could be several more weeks before other arrests are made, depending on the outcome of the remaining investigation.

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  • by Anonymous Location: KY on Apr 29, 2008 at 01:30 PM
    How can people say I will PRAY for the family but give the death penalty???? Sounds contradictive...God is the only ultimate JUDGE. Who are we to put someone else to death also??? Lord have mercy on everyone involved. And I am sure there are always two sides to every story...
  • by Darlene Location: KY on Apr 25, 2008 at 09:37 PM
    I believe that he should be tried as an adult since 1) he was 17 and 2) he waited til NOW to come turn himself in. Should he face the death penalty, probably since he took two lives and caused all the pain and suffering he has. All for sad and my prayers are with you all. Just glad this is finaly getting solved.
  • by too bad Location: lincoln on Apr 25, 2008 at 07:10 PM
    The law needs to turn this killer over to the victims families and let them do whatever. That would be justice.
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Apr 25, 2008 at 02:14 PM
    I understand what the judge is doing. If there is any reason for this person to get out of this, at least it will not be because the judge did something wrong concerning the case.CYA...make sure they pay for what they done!!!


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