Candy Maiden appeared in court for a motion hearing on Tuesday. Madien’s attorney, Samuel Cox, filed a motion to dismiss the case. Judge Robert Costanzo did not dismiss the case and a status hearing is set for 9 a.m. on July 30.
Maiden appeared in court early in the year for a bond hearing. At that time, Costanzo decided Maiden would not receive bail. The trial date is tentatively set for Sept. 25.
Maiden is one of the four individuals allegedly involved in the 2008 murder of an elderly Frakes man, William Jacob Taylor. The other three individuals were Jeremiah Charles Evans, Deborah L. Partin and Brian W. Hatfield.
Evans, Partin, Maiden and Hatfield were arrested by the Kentucky State Police in 2010 and charged with murder, following an investigation by Trooper Tyson Lawson and KSP Det. Mitch Williams (prior to his retirement).
A Bell County Grand Jury indicted the four around the same time.
The alleged victim, William Jacob Taylor, who was 91 at the time of his death, was severely beaten during the robbery of his home on Jan. 15, 2008.
The man initially survived the brutal attack, and walked nearly 100 yards to seek help from his nearest neighbor. He was treated at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he died a week later.