Ky high court to hear death penalty appeal

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Associated Press

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 6:01 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal in the long-running case of an escaped inmate from an Oklahoma prison facing a death sentence in the fatal kidnapping of a Kentucky distillery worker.

The justices will hear the case of 56-year-old Michael Dale St. Clair on March 13 in Frankfort. St. Clair is appealing the conviction and sentence out of Hardin County in the 1991 kidnapping of Francis "Frank" Brady of Bardstown. Prosecutors say St. Clair and an accomplice snatched Brady from a rest stop along Interstate 65. Brady was later found shot to death in neighboring Bullitt County.

St. Clair has also been sentenced to death in Bullitt County on a charge of murder. The justices heard an appeal in that case in February.

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