A man accused of killing another in 2018 will have a trial by jury next month.
Marshall County Commonwealth’s Attorney Dennis Foust said that the trial of Jonathan “Danny” Williams is scheduled to begin Nov. 18, and is expected to last three days.
Williams is accused of beating 54-year-old Billy Lee, Jr., to death in 2018. In November 2019, his attorney, public defender Amy Harwood-Jackson, Circuit Judge Jamie Jameson, and Foust agreed to push Williams’ trial back almost an entire year pending the processing of more evidence by the Kentucky State Police lab.
Another reason was to resolve two other cases against Williams, including one out of Marshall County for First-Degree Burglary and Second-Degree Fleeing and Evading Police (on foot). He was indicted on those charges in September 2018.
The second case was out of Calloway County and consisted of First-Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance — First Offense (Methamphetamine), a Class D felony; First-Degree Bail Jumping, a Class D felony; and Buying/Possessing Drug Paraphernalia.
Foust refrained from commenting on the circumstances that lead to Williams’ murder charge before the trial.
Joseph Hunt was indicted on Sept. 25 on four counts of First-Degree Sodomy, three counts of First-Degree Rape, First-Degree Sexual Abuse, and other charges. He is scheduled for arraignment on Nov. 24.
Foust noted on Friday that the court docket does not reflect his arraignment yet.