Hearing for Teacher's Accused Murderer Friday
By West Kentucky Star
PADUCAH - The man accused of murdering a McCracken County special education teacher last week will appear in court on Friday.

The McCracken County Circuit Court Clerk says 56-year-old Kelvin Richardson's preliminary hearing was originally set for Monday, but his defense attorney, who was not appointed until Friday, asked for more time to prepare. 

Richardson's hearing was continued until this Friday, and will be held over a video conference at 9 am before District Judge Todd Jones. 

On May 12, Paducah Police said Richardson was caught just a few blocks from the Fountain Avenue home of Carrie D. McCord, where he allegedly shot and killed her in the back yard. They found her about 1:30 pm after responding to a report of shots fired, and say Richardson was fleeing the area on a bicycle. Police say Richardson had a .357 handgun, which he reportedly told detectives he acquired so he could kill McCord and her neighbors, who intervened in an earlier incident between the two. 

Detectives said Richardson told them McCord had tried to help him adjust to life outside of prison, but he began causing problems for her in March and she got a protective order against him.

Richardson faces charges of murder, fleeing or evading police, violation of an interpersonal protective order, and possession of a gun by a convicted felon. 

Published 11:40 AM, Tuesday May. 19, 2020
Updated 08:20 PM, Wednesday May. 20, 2020



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