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Posted: Monday, 16 September 2013 4:10PM

Councilwoman Cherry's Trial Rescheduled

The trial of a Hopkinsville City Councilwoman accused of Tampering with Public Records, Tampering with a Witness, and 2nd degree Official Misconduct, will be delayed until November after a change of attorneys Monday afternoon. Councilwoman Ann Cherry told Circuit Judge John Atkins that her new lawyers, Jason Hayes and David Broderick, of Bowling Green, will need some time to take over the case.

Cherry says she and the attorney handling the case so far, Ben Fletcher, had a breakdown in communications.

Cherry cites the cover letter of a motion made last week as evidence that Fletcher wasn't following her wishes.

Cherry also alleged that there could be a conflict of interest in some of Fletcher's business dealings.

Fletcher denied there was ever any conflict of interest concerning his law building

He says he and Cherry had some fundamentally different ideas about how the trial should be handled.

Judge Atkins set a new trial date for November 18th and 19th. Hayes told the judge that Broderick will handle the trial at that time.

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