In Nov. 11 Issue
The 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting an Eli woman last Tuesday will be tried in Russell Circuit Court as an adult and his case was waived to the grand jury this week, according to Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr.
Trevor Bennett, 17, made his first court appearance last Thursday in the juvenile division of district court when County Attorney Mark McGaha entered a motion to transfer the case to circuit court as a result of the seriousness of the crime, the age of the alleged shooter and that a weapon was involved.
District Judge James M. Lawson waived the case to the grand jury at Monday afternoon's transfer hearing at the courthouse.
Bennett remains lodged in the Adair County Juvenile Detention Center on a half -million dollar bond.
Bennett's mother, Pamela Jane Bennett, 50, who has been charged with attempted murder in the case was also waved on to the grand jury.
Pamela Bennett remains lodged in the Casey County Jail under a half-million dollar bond as well.
Allegedly, she fired several shots from a .22 rifle into the vehicle of Felicia Eads, just moments before Eads was fatally shot by Trevor Bennett with a shotgun.
The Russell County Grand Jury meets again on Nov. 23.