Change of Venue Motion Filed for Charge Ky. Trooper

A Kentucky State Trooper, charged in the death of a DUI suspect, may have his trial moved to another county.

Earlier this year, the Adair County grand jury indicted Trooper B.J. Burton on a charge of reckless homicide.

Burton arrested Billy Phillips June 1.

Police say Phillips was seriously injured during a scuffle with Burton at the Adair County Jail.

Phillips later died at UK Hospital.

At a pre-trial hearing in Adair County on Oct. 23, a motion was filed for a change of venue.

A hearing on that will be held November 6.

Burton's jury trial is scheduled for December.


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10750316 - wbko.com/a?a=10750316