Foust to issue orders in Luna retrial
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Staff Report

BENTON – Marshall Circuit Judge Dennis Foust said he expects to issue orders on several pending motions this week in the retrial of accused murderer George Luna.

In recent months, Luna’s defense attorneys and special Commonwealth prosecutors have entered motions to introduce evidence and request a change of venue.

Luna was tried in 2008 in Marshall County and convicted of killing Debra Hendrickson in 2007. A state supreme court ruling in November granted Luna a retrial. Luna is currently set to go to trial Sept. 19 in Marshall County Circuit Court.

In January, Foust issued an order stating he would allow Special Prosecutor Todd Lewis to introduce Luna’s involvement in fires at three of his previous residences, involvement in the burning of a 1995 Pontiac Firebird and the wreck of Hendrickson’s Chrysler in Calvert City. The allegations range from 2003 to 2007.

Foust said he would issue an order this week in regard to previous witness statements Lewis had sought to enter into record.
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