Thursday, June 14, 2007
Aaron Hall Update: Coleman King Trial Continued
One of the men charged with the hate crime killing of Aaron Hall, Coleman King, had originally requested an early trial date of June 21, barely 60 days after his arrest for the gruesome crime. Jackson Circuit Court Judge Bill Vance has granted a continuance for King's trial until December 18. Judge Vance also turned down a bail request by King's attorney according to a court employee.
Hall allegedly touched King in the groin area and requested oral sex from him according to a probable cause affidavit before King and another man, Garrett Gray, allegedly beat Hall over a several hour period, stripped him naked, dumped him in a ditch along a secluded farm lane and left him for dead. Garrett Gray is awaiting a trial date currently set for October 16.
King is shown in the photo above taken by the Seymour Tribune's Aubrey Woods being escorted from court by sheriff's deputies.