In Dec. 23 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury indicted a mother and her son Monday in the shooting death of an Eli woman in November, according to Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr.
Indictments came down against Pamela Bennett, 50, and her 17-year-old son, Trevor, who is being prosecuted in the case as an adult.
The Grand Jury charged Pamela Bennett with criminal attempt to commit murder while her son was indicted on a first degree manslaughter charge saying he was "acting under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance."
The charges come from the shooting death of Felicia Eads, 29, on November 2 in the driveway of a residence on Old Eli Road.
Pamela Bennett is accused of firing several shots from a rifle at Eads while she was inside a vehicle while Trevor allegedly pulled the trigger on the shot that killed Eads.
Trevor Bennett remains lodged in the Adair County Juvenile Detention Center on a half -million dollar bond while Pamela Bennett remains in the Casey County Jail under a half-million dollar bond as well.
Readers are reminded that indictment by a grand jury is an accusation and does not imply guilt.
The indictment indicates the jury believed that enough evidence existed to support the charges that a trial was warranted.