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Fulton murder suspect waives prelim hearing

By Dave Thompson
The Paducah Sun

HICKMAN -- The man accused of murdering another at the Holley Court Apartments waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Orlando Holloway, 42, appeared in Fulton District Court Tuesday afternoon.

He was initially set to have the case heard by a judge who would decide whether probable cause existed to send the case to a grand jury for indictment.

By waiving the hearing, Holloway eliminated that step, and will next have his case heard by the county's grand jury on March 8.

District Judge Hunter Whitesell explained Holloway's right to the hearing, and asked multiple times for Holloway to affirm that he was waiving his right to the hearing. Holloway replied he understood and wanted to waive his right.

Holloway is charged with murder in the Jan. 28 death of David Mackins, also of Hickman.

Court documents allege that Mackins was shot in the back of the head, and affidavits say witnesses fingered Holloway as the shooter.

State police Detective Eric Fields said in a citation affidavit that Mackins' brother heard Mackins in an argument with Holloway shortly before the shooting, and said Holloway was the only one who could have done the shooting.

Another witness said Holloway was the shooter, and surveillance footage showed Holloway leaving the scene shortly thereafter, Fields said in the affidavit.

Holloway turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail, but did not give a statement, Fields said.

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