Trial date set in Sharpe Street murder case

A trial date was set for murder suspect Cortez Hairston Jr.—the man accused in the shooting death of Adrian Acree—in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday morning. 

After some discussion about whether other trials will proceed or not and what dates worked best for all involved, Judge John Atkins set trial to begin on August 5, with preparations already underway for both the defense and the special prosecutor in the case.

There also remains some issues with Hairston viewing the evidence in his case while incarcerated in the Christian County Jail, with Commonwealth’s Attorney Maureen Leamy saying it is a problem not just in this case. 

A grand jury in April of last year indicted Hairston for murder and 24-year old Jaila Sherrod and 23-year old Dekorian Daniel for complicity to murder in connection with the October, 2021 fatal shooting death of the 23-year old Acree at Sharpe and Jones Street in Hopkinsville.