Motion to release Owensboro accused murderer from jail denied

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – An Owensboro man accused of murder now has had a bond set by a judge.

Attorneys for Matthew Adams filed a motion in Daviess County Circuit Court requesting the court to release Adams from jail due to COVID-19.

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The judge overruled the motion, instead setting Adams bond at $200,000 full cash. Until Thursday, Adams was being held with no bond.

Adams is charged with the murder of Erica Owen.

Owen was found dead inside her house on Placid Place on July 3, 2018.

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Daviess County Commonwealth Attorney Bruce Kuegel has filed paperwork to seek the death penalty in Adams’ case.

Matthews Adams murder trial is set to begin on October 1, 2020.

Adams is due back in court on June 25.

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(This story was originally published April 30, 2020)

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