A new trial date has been scheduled in the case of a defendant charged with murder in relation to a traffic accident in the spring of 2011 that resulted in the death of another Clinton County resident.
During a pretrial conference last Monday, December 3 in Clinton Circuit Court, Judge David L. Williams set aside three days in the case of Commonwealth vs. Ira Boles Dyer, III. The dates set were April 8-10, 2013.
Dyer was indicted on charges of murder, three counts of wanton endangerment and three counts persistent felony offender second degree a few months following the investigation into the two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of 79-year-old Ina Edwards of Albany.
The accident occurred in April 2011 and several motions have been filed on the defendant’s behalf following the indictment. The wanton endangerment charges stem from passengers who were in both vehicles at the time of the accident, that occurred on US 127, about two miles north of Albany.
Several months following the indictment on the murder charge, Dyer was additionally indicted for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, first offense, in relation to the same accident. He is scheduled to stand trial on all counts next spring.
An original trial date had been scheduled for October 2 but was postponed. The defendant, through his attorney Angie Capps, also filed a motion to a change of venue earlier this year before the late Circuit Judge Eddie C. Lovelace, but that motion was apparently denied, as the case is set to be tried in Clinton Circuit Court.
The investigation that led to the charges was conducted by the Kentucky State Police, with Trooper Andy Olson listed as the complaining witness during the grand jury proceedings which led to the indictments being returned.