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Police release more details in murder of doctor

Lexington Police testified in a hearing this morning about accused murderer Marty Roe, even telling us where they say they found the gun used to kill Dr. Martha Post.

Roe previously entered a not guilty plea to the murder charge. The 65-year-old is accused of gunning down Lexington dermatologist, Dr. Martha Post, outside her office in September.

In testimony Tuesday, a Lexington Police detective talked about the gun officers found in Roe's van days after the murder--saying it was wrapped in a plastic bag, tucked away near the engine. They say the bullets match shell casings found at the murder scene.

However, Roe's attorney says a lot is still up in the air.

"It sounds like a lot of the evidence is out right now because they still haven't gotten the ballistics back from the gun, and fingerprints, and so forth and so on," says attorney Shannon Brooks-English.

The detective also says surveillance video from a nearby daycare business taken around the time of the murder shows a man believed to be Roe. He says the surveillance does not show the actual murder, because bushes got in the way.

In addition to murder, Roe's charged with harassing communications and tampering with physical evidence.

The case is now waived to a grand jury, and Roe is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.

An arrest warrant later revealed Post filed a criminal complaint against Roe this past December. Roe once worked for her.


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