New trial date set for Lexington woman accused of murdering husband

Carol Hignite. (File image)
Carol Hignite. (File image)(WKYT)
Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 1:12 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A new trial date has been set for a Lexington woman accused of murdering her husband.

According to the Herald Leader, 74-year-old Carol Hignite will go to trial again November 6-9.

Hignite’s trial ended with a hung jury in December.

She was charged with murder, knowingly abusing or neglecting an elderly person and arson. Prosecutors say Hignite attacked her husband with a hammer and left him lying on the floor for days.

Her defense said he suffered deadly injuries from an accidental fall and said the fire was an accident.