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Dooley Must Wait Longer For Retrial

Posted On December 04, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

David Dooley.

(Boone County, Ky.) – A re-trial date is still unknown for an accused killer in Boone County.

David Dooley was convicted in 2014 of murdering co-worker Michelle Mockbee at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Florence. Mockbee, of Fort Mitchell, was found beaten to death in the warehouse in May 2012.

Dooley was sentenced to life in prison following his first trial. However, his conviction was overturned last May by Judge James R. Schrand after he ruled that prosecutors withheld evidence.

Dooley’s defense lawyer and Commonwealth’s attorneys met on Friday, December 1 in Boone Circuit Court for a pretrial hearing. Defense attorney Deanna Dennison asked for more time to prepare for a trial, so the judge declined to set a trial date, according to the Northern Kentucky Tribune.

Another pretrial hearing is scheduled for January 23. A retrial could be scheduled then.

Dooley remains held in jail on a $1 million bond. He has maintained his innocence since the case began, even stating at his sentencing hearing that he had been “railroaded”.

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