Hot dog vendor pleads not guilty to murder charge in road rage shooting

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by Rodney Spencer

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 18 at 6:57 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville hot dog vendor charged with murder in a road rage shooting is back in court.

Sixty-seven-year-old Donald Hayes pleaded not guilty in the June shooting death of 57-year-old Danny Wilson on Poplar Level Road.

Police said the men got into an argument on the Watterson Expressway that ended with a shooting in a bank parking lot.

Hayes is out of jail on a $50,000 bond.

The judge ordered him to have no contact with the victim's family.

“We did discuss with the court that a family member of the other party did come by Mr. Hayes' place of employment. So we just wanted that to be out there and the court's aware. We don't expect any problems with that,” Kevin Glower, Hayes’ attorney, said.

Because Hayes' hot dog stand is right outside the courthouse and as a result he knows many of the people who work in the court system, a special prosecutor will handle this case.

Hayes is due back in court in October.


 

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