Murder case delayed


Reporter- Lauren Adams
Photojournalist - Mike Spissinger

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY-   It's a battle that could mean the difference between life and death.  It is why Craig Newbern asked Ciruit Judge Tim Kaltenbach for more time on Monday.

"At this point I'm not ready to set a trial," he said.

His client, Donald Fowler is charged with murder and robbery.

Michael Bouie, 24,of Memphis was gunned down in June at the Elmwood Court apartments.  The aspiring rap artist was in town to visit family and promote his latest lyrics.

Fowler's case is death eligible. Craig Newbern, in asking for more time, cited that and the fact he had just received discovery last week.  

The victim's two sisters were in court as well and said later they did not mind the delay- they just wanted justice.

Lindsay Clapp, Fowler's girlfriend is facing tampering charges also appeared in circuit court.

The state is still working to determine who will represent her, because of a possible conflict of interest between attornys.

The pair are both due back in court October 16th. They will not be tried together.