A hearing to answer the motion to dismiss aggravated murder charges against Cory Kelly has been set for February 19 at 1 p.m. in the north courtroom in the Morrow County Courthouse, under Judge Robert Hickson, Jr.
Defense attorney Earl Desmond filed a motion January 27, 2014 to drop all charges against Kelly regarding the 2011 death of Joseph Rosella. Desmond maintains the 180 day limit under the ‘speedy trial’ statute has expired and the case should be dismissed on those grounds.
A trial date of March 3, 2014 was set last fall. The request from the defense is for the case to be dismissed with prejudice (not subject to further action).