Mosher Denies Plea Agreement

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The case of an Indiana woman accused of killing two prominent Bowling Green businessmen will go to trial.

Mickey Mosher appeared in court in Logan County on Thursday morning, March 22, 2007. It was her final pre-trial conference hearing and the last day for a settlement.

Mosher was taken to a separate room with her attorney, Stewart Wheeler, where she turned down a plea agreement offered by the Commonwealth.

Both parties would not comment what that plea agreement was for.

Mosher is charged with the murder of Cornelius Martin and Brooks Mitchell.

The men were riding their motorcycles in Logan County last June of 2006 when police say Mosher crossed the center line while driving under the influence of drugs.

A trial date is set for April 9, 2007, and both parties say it's not a day they are looking forward to.

"The only thing I'm optimistic about is that I'm certain it will go on on the ninth day of April," Wheeler said.

"This is a situation that's tragic any way you look at it," Commonwealth Attorney, Charles Orange said.

This after the Commonwealth and the defense failed to reach a settlement.

"I don't think the Commonwealth or myself wished this would come to a trial by jury, but unfortunately we're deadlocked. There's no way to resolve it short of a jury trial," Wheeler said.

From the defense's standpoint Attorney Stewart Wheeler is hoping this trial clears Mickey Mosher from a murder charge.

"I just do not think she's guilty of murder and of course I understand the Commonwealth's position and they're adamant on that position and certainly again I am certainly sympathetic towards the family and I wish it could've been resolved," Wheeler said.

Both parties, along with Mosher, are now looking toward the trial date.

"We feel like we have a strong case and will be presenting that to the jury," Orange said.

"I really believe she's as concerned over the families and their well-being at she is hers. She wants this matter to come to a close and at the very least that will happen in April of this year," Wheeler said.

The attorneys are now required to provide any expert testimony or evidence to the court by Monday, March 26, 2007.

Depending on how long it takes to pick a jury they are predicting this trial could go anywhere from a week to two weeks.