Murder Trial Continued Until May 14, 2015

Judge Vanessa Jackson

Judge Vanessa Jackson

The trial for Troy and Connie King has been continued until May 14.
Motions were made last week in court for the couple who are accused of murdering Thomas Colucci on Nov. 13, 2012 at his Maple Springs Road residence just outside Manchester.
The continuance was granted Friday during a special hearing before Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson.
The continuance was granted due to the death of Public Defender Campbell Smoot, who was representing Troy King. Margo Kilgore will take over the defense of King and she needed “time to get up to speed” on the case. After hearing the request and noting that there are several other murder cases coming up next year the trial was delayed.
Attorney Chris Stanford who represents Connie King filed a motion for a bond reduction. Judge Jackson set Jan. 14 for the bond hearing. She is currently being held under a $500,000 bond. To keep her away from Troy King, she is currently housed in the Franklin County Jail.