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July 20, 2012

Lisa Gilliam trial set for Monday

Charged with murder of husband Larry


By Carl Keith Greene, Staff Writer

Following a pre-trial conference Thursday afternoon, it was ordered in the Laurel County courtroom that the trial of Lisa Gilliam, in the death of her husband, begin at 9 a.m. Monday.

Circuit Judge Robert McGinnis told the attorneys the jury should be completed by noon and opening statements should begin.

Just before 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, London Police Officers were called to Larry Gilliam’s law office in the 100 block of East Fourth Street.

Later at a press conference at the London Police Department, Chief Stewart Walker said, “Upon arrival, officers found Larry Gilliam laying on the floor.” It appeared, he added, he had been shot once in the chest.

Larry Gilliam was pronounced dead at Saint Joseph-London hospital.

At the police department, Walker said there were no suspects, “Not at this time.”

Lisa Gilliam had been taken to the police department after Larry Gilliam had been found.

Walker said Lisa Gilliam, whom Larry Gilliam married on Nov. 24, 2010, also worked in the law office.

On Friday, March 18, 2011, she was indicted by the Laurel County grand jury on a charge of murder.

The indictment came after an investigation by London Police.

Just after 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Lisa Gilliam surrendered herself to police Detective Alan Harris and was taken to the Laurel County Corrections Center.

An arrest warrant had been issued earlier in the day, said Walker.

Having been booked at the Corrections Center at 12:16 p.m., she was released on a $100,000 bond later in the day.

On Friday, June 17, 2011, she entered a not guilty plea in Laurel Circuit Court.

A motion was filed on Oct. 3, 2011, seeking that the trial be moved out of Laurel County.

In mid-November 2011, McGinnis overruled the request by Lisa Gilliam.

McGinnis is a senior judge from the 18th judicial circuit in northern Kentucky made up of Harrison, Nicholas, Pendelton and Robertson counties.

Because of the profession of Larry Gilliam, McGinnis was chosen to handle the case in Laurel Circuit Court.

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