Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


February 12, 2014

Discovery pending in Holbrook trial

Feb. 12, 2014 — Legal counsel for an Olive Hill man accused of manslaughter plans to file additional discovery and motions before the Aug. 12 trial date.

Kyle S. Holbrook, 21, was indicted in April by an Elliott County grand jury in the April 2011 death of Paul Dillon (Nemo) Bryant, 19, also of Olive Hill.

Holbrook's attorney, Brandon Music, told the court during a pre-trial conference on Monday that he intends to file additional motions in the case. 

"A forensic pathologist is generating a report which will be sent to the prosecutor," Music said.

A forensic pathologist, like a medical examiner, determines cause of death and collects medical and trace evidence from a body for further analysis.

The report developed by the expert will be shared with the prosecution, which is standard procedure in all criminal litigation. The process is called “discovery disclosure.”

Judge Rebecca Phillips warned Music and Commonwealth's Attorney Brandon Ison not to procrastinate.

"This is a murder case and I haven't seen any motions," Phillips said. "I have a capital murder case (against Bobby Gilliam) scheduled in July so I won't be able to have a motion hour during that month. Do not wait until the week before trial before filing motions for suppression."

Another pre-trial conference has been scheduled for Holbrook on April 14 at 11 a.m. 

In the meantime, Holbrook was transferred Monday to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Johnson County.

He had been held in the Rowan County Detention Center on unrelated charges but had requested a transfer.

No bond has been set in this case.

Leeann Akers can be reached at or by phone at 474-5101.

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