PRELIMINARY HEARING DATE SET FOR FAYETTE WOMAN ACCUSED OF A FELONY IN RELATION TO DEATH OF TEENAGER

A Fayette woman accused of a felony in relation to the death of a teenager had her arraignment hearing in Howard County on Tuesday, February 14.

At 9 a.m., Judge Mason Gebhardt brought the court into session and the arraignment hearing for Harley Branham began. Defense attorney Jeffery Hilbrenner motioned to set a preliminary-hearing date for the case.

Judge Gebhardt then announced dates that were open and the attorneys discussed the times that would work for both parties.

Special Prosecuting Attorney April Wilson and Defense Attorney Jeffery Hilbrenner both settled on a date.

Branham’s preliminary hearing has been set for 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the Howard County Circuit Court in Fayette.

Branham faces one count of a Class D Felony for Involuntary Manslaughter in the Second Degree in relation to the suicide of Glasgow High School student Kenneth Suttner on December 21, 2016.
Branham was charged after the findings of a Coroner’s Jury in late January.