Trigg county sheriff and Ovey

Trigg county sheriff and Ovey

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Just a question

United States

#1 Dec 18, 2012
Did anyone read the headlines in the December l3th issue of the Kentucky New Era? It was titled "What's in Sheriff Burnam's Files?" The first sentence was a shocker--"The Trigg County sheriff took the air out of the courtroom Wednesday when he said his investigation into a 2002 shooting could implicate the local prosecutor."

It seems that Sheriff Burnam had conducted his own investigation into the death of Chantell Humphries. She had been found with multiple gunshot wounds in June, 2002, on a farm off Wallonia Road.

After Ovey filed a motion asking Burnam to turn over his files on the Humphries' case, Burnam made a statement to Circuit Judge C. A. Woodall that brought gasps and murmurs from the audience in the courtroom. Burnam said, "I don't think Mr. Ovey should look at the evidence I have. It could implicate him in some way."

Does anyone have any idea how Ovey could be implicated or what is going on here?
another northerner

Hopkinsville, KY

#2 Dec 18, 2012
All I have heard is that Sheriff Burnam has had death threats and has now hired on Mr. Deathridge.
Just a question

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#3 Dec 18, 2012
another northerner wrote:
All I have heard is that Sheriff Burnam has had death threats and has now hired on Mr. Deathridge.
Thanks for the info. It was surprising what Judge Woodall said about the investigation. He asked that the sheriff stay away from social media. Evidently, Burnam had offered rewards for info from the public on the Humphries case. Judge Woodall said "In the interest of justice, if anything is going to be said or heard, it needs to be said or heard in court." Why would he want to stifle any input from the public? I don't understand his reasoning.
face it

Hopkinsville, KY

#4 Dec 18, 2012
Just a question wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for the info. It was surprising what Judge Woodall said about the investigation. He asked that the sheriff stay away from social media. Evidently, Burnam had offered rewards for info from the public on the Humphries case. Judge Woodall said "In the interest of justice, if anything is going to be said or heard, it needs to be said or heard in court." Why would he want to stifle any input from the public? I don't understand his reasoning.
You will understand soon enough.
Just a question

United States

#5 Dec 18, 2012
face it wrote:
<quoted text> You will understand soon enough.
You are very mysterious. I'm serious when I say that I am confused about what is going on. Is the sheriff on the right track?
face it

Hopkinsville, KY

#6 Dec 18, 2012
The Sheriff is doing a good job. Anyone that's mad about that must be part of the problem. If the Humphries family is happy with him, everyone should be happy. Murders around here get swept under the rug. Maybe he in on the right track.??
Just a question

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#7 Dec 18, 2012
face it wrote:
The Sheriff is doing a good job. Anyone that's mad about that must be part of the problem. If the Humphries family is happy with him, everyone should be happy. Murders around here get swept under the rug. Maybe he in on the right track.??
I appreciate your candid answer. I feel that any law official has the right to investigate a case in his jurisdiction. I know if I were the Humphries and had lost a loved one, I would want all of the truth to come out. I wish the sheriff the very best and hope that he gets all of the truth and that he stays safe.
face it

Hopkinsville, KY

#8 Dec 19, 2012
Just a question wrote:
<quoted text>I appreciate your candid answer. I feel that any law official has the right to investigate a case in his jurisdiction. I know if I were the Humphries and had lost a loved one, I would want all of the truth to come out. I wish the sheriff the very best and hope that he gets all of the truth and that he stays safe.
He would find out if they would let him. Even the bad guys like him. Because he is fair, honest and respectful. Some people don't like that.
Moosey

Oakfield, TN

#9 Dec 19, 2012
Sheriff is a good man. The Trigg problem might even outweigh the Caldwell problem. Merry Christmas Counselor!
Just a question

United States

#10 Dec 19, 2012
face it wrote:
<quoted text> He would find out if they would let him. Even the bad guys like him. Because he is fair, honest and respectful. Some people don't like that.
We desperately need public officials who are fair and honest. This man deserves the support of every fair and honest person so that he will be able to find out what actually happened in the Humphries case. After reading what you have said, it sounds to me that Sheriff Burnam is a rare thing in today's public officials in this area. He appears to be someone who is not politically motivated but concerned instead with serving the public. He also seems to have a lot of courage to stand up to those who would like to see all of this investigation just go away.
face it

Hopkinsville, KY

#11 Dec 19, 2012
Just a question wrote:
<quoted text>We desperately need public officials who are fair and honest. This man deserves the support of every fair and honest person so that he will be able to find out what actually happened in the Humphries case. After reading what you have said, it sounds to me that Sheriff Burnam is a rare thing in today's public officials in this area. He appears to be someone who is not politically motivated but concerned instead with serving the public. He also seems to have a lot of courage to stand up to those who would like to see all of this investigation just go away.
He is rare. The not so rare can't stand him. They have taken his ability to search for answers through media sites. Sound strange? It's very strange. They continue to charge the same man. Sound strange? Most are OK not finding a murderer?(40 years of this BS). I find that a bit odd. I've said it before, anyone that against anyone looking for answers is part of the problem. Period. We have a killer among us. That's not OK with me. He is the answer to a half century old problem. A really big problem. If someone has the guts to work on it, let them work on it. Peace.
Just a question

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#12 Dec 19, 2012
face it wrote:
<quoted text> He is rare. The not so rare can't stand him. They have taken his ability to search for answers through media sites. Sound strange? It's very strange. They continue to charge the same man. Sound strange? Most are OK not finding a murderer?(40 years of this BS). I find that a bit odd. I've said it before, anyone that against anyone looking for answers is part of the problem. Period. We have a killer among us. That's not OK with me. He is the answer to a half century old problem. A really big problem. If someone has the guts to work on it, let them work on it. Peace.
I don't know Sheriff Burnam. In fact, I had never heard his name until someone told me to read the article in the New Era. I didn't know anything about the Humphries case either. However, I have been disappointed this past year as I have observed Mr. Ovey in action in Caldwell County. Now I am disturbed with Judge Woodall's comments regarding Burnam's use of the media. It seems to me that the more info coming in to authorities the better the chance to get to the truth. Woodall's comment about the info "needs to be said or heard in court" makes no sense to me. Is someone just going to show up in the courtroom and start testifying? Am I failing to understand something here?
seems

Chicago, IL

#13 Dec 19, 2012
Why would a judge have an investigator turn over evidence that may implicate the prosecutor. Kinda like a casino dealer making you show you hand to the other players at the poker table. By the sheriff saying it doesn't implicate him in the murder but implicates him in something else seems like Ovey may be part of a cover up. And seriously after two trials without a conviction is it possible they may have the wrong guy on trial?
Just a question

United States

#14 Dec 19, 2012
seems wrote:
Why would a judge have an investigator turn over evidence that may implicate the prosecutor. Kinda like a casino dealer making you show you hand to the other players at the poker table. By the sheriff saying it doesn't implicate him in the murder but implicates him in something else seems like Ovey may be part of a cover up. And seriously after two trials without a conviction is it possible they may have the wrong guy on trial?
I thought there had just been one trial--the one in August when a mistrial was called after a jury could not reach a verdict.
The article in the Kentucky New Era said that Ovey "plans to pursue a second trial regardless of what he finds in Burnam's files."
crooked

Princeton, KY

#15 Dec 19, 2012
I am not aware of what is going on with this case, but let me shed some light on Ovey, without including hearsay. Ovey has been "involved" in several elements that a prosecutor and leader in the judicial system should never be a part of. Goodluck to the investigators. Especially the capable and righteous ones.
Just a question

United States

#16 Dec 20, 2012
crooked wrote:
I am not aware of what is going on with this case, but let me shed some light on Ovey, without including hearsay. Ovey has been "involved" in several elements that a prosecutor and leader in the judicial system should never be a part of. Goodluck to the investigators. Especially the capable and righteous ones.
I hope the people who have knowledge about these "involvements" and info on the Humphries case and any wrong doing will go to Sheriff Burnam with the info. It sounded like from the article in the New Era that certain forces are trying their best to get this out of the media and to stop Burnam from delving into the Humphries case.
face it

Hopkinsville, KY

#17 Dec 20, 2012
Just a question wrote:
<quoted text>I hope the people who have knowledge about these "involvements" and info on the Humphries case and any wrong doing will go to Sheriff Burnam with the info. It sounded like from the article in the New Era that certain forces are trying their best to get this out of the media and to stop Burnam from delving into the Humphries case.
Because they are fine with it being unsolved? Here me..MR Burnam comes from a family that works on Sh**. Doing anything is better than doing nothing. What is wrong with working on the case? Lots of people are upset about it...Makes ya wonder? Everybody needs to let him do his job. He is the Sheriff. It is his job. Her family deserves answers. The killer deserves justice. We have little or no justice around here. Mr Burnam has justice in his blood. No question about it. People may argue with me but, if it's not his job who's job is it? Personally I don't like living around someone that is capable of shooting a woman (man,black,white,yellow or red) and getting away free. I'm pretty much an eye for eye, tooth for tooth kind of guy. We have gobs of good families around here and I have every reason to believe that the Humphries family is one of them. May God be with them during this CHRISTmas season. Amen.
Dogfood

Madisonville, KY

#18 Dec 20, 2012
Happy Holidays and Merry Kwannza, Face It!!!!!!!
Just a question

United States

#19 Dec 20, 2012
I understand your concerns, face it. I read some of the entries on the Trigg forum. I could see that there was quite a controversy about Burnam's investigation. As an outsider, I don't understand why anyone would be opposed to a search for the truth. The only reason that comes to my mind is that those posting comments against an investigation think that the sheriff is getting close to finding info that implicates or involves those posters' own friends or relatives. Anyone have another reason for people finding fault with Sheriff Burnam's investigation?
seems

United States

#20 Dec 20, 2012
The sheriffs gotten threats on his life since this investigation. Thats a pretty clear sign he is on the right track.

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