Kentuckian waits 15 years for trial

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A Kentucky man accused of murders in 1985 and 1987 still is awaiting trial. Sherman Noble, 51, sits in Louisville cell surrounded by paperwork on his case, the Associated Press reports: “Noble is settled in like a man with no plans to leave anytime soon.” He is charged with murdering four men, three of whom were bludgeoned with bricks, . For more than 15 years, the criminal justice system has debated his mental competency. Noble contends that with all the delays, “I can’t get a fair trial at this point.” He is asking courts to dismiss the case on the ground that his right to a speedy trial has been violated.

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