- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) - A new trial date has been set for James K. Polk, who is charged with capital murder in the 1993 fatal shooting of a Marion County woman.

WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg reports (https://bit.ly/1hwb4M0 ) Polk had been scheduled for trial this past week. Circuit Judge Prentiss Harrell granted a prosecution motion to reschedule the trial due to the unavailability of an expert witness.

Harrell set the trial for Aug. 29 and lowered Polk’s bond to $100,000.

Polk is accused of the 1993 death of 18-year-old Kimberly Rowell. Rowell’s body was found on the Columbia Primary School playground by a student.

The case remained cold until Polk’s arrest in 2012.


Information from: WDAM-TV, https://www.wdam.com

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