Intimidating a witness kentucky
Hackett, Chief Appellate Public Defender, James David Niehaus, Deputy Appellate Defender, Office of the Louisville Metro Public Defender, Advocacy Plaza, 717–719 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 COUNSEL FOR APPELLEE: Jack Conway, Attorney General, James Coleman Shackelford, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Criminal Appeals, Office of the Attorney General, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601–8204 The Appellant, Steven Pettway, was convicted of murder and intimidating a participant in the legal process after shooting and killing Troya Sheckles, and was sentenced to a total prison term of 55 years.
He raises two issues on appeal: (1) whether he could be convicted of intimidating a participant in the legal process under KRS 524.040 for intentionally killing Sheckles, and (2) whether delayed disclosures of discovery material by the Commonwealth constituted arbitrary state action prohibited by Section 2 of the Kentucky Constitution warranting dismissal of the charges against him.
110–177, § 205(3), substituted “3 years” for “one year” in concluding provisions.
107–273, § 3001(a)(1)(A), substituted “as provided in paragraph (3)” for “as provided in paragraph (2)” in concluding provisions.
An employer could threaten an employee’s job or promise a promotion if the employee will testify in a certain way or refuse to testify.Examples include: Some states’ statutes criminalize intentionally influencing a witness by any means.Others require a use of force, threat of force, or use of intimidation or coercion.Barefield made attempts to get in and Smith finally let him inside.According to Smith, Barefield repeatedly assaulted her causing injuries.