Warren County death penalty trial postponed


LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A death penalty trial has been postponed until August for an Illinois man charged with kidnapping a Kentucky woman and fatally shooting her along Interstate 75 in southwest Ohio.

The trial of Terry Froman, of Brookport, Illinois, had been scheduled to begin Feb. 22 in Lebanon. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the trial was continued Thursday to Aug. 15 due to medical issues with a mental health expert.

The judge says a new expert is set to testify.

Froman has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder and kidnapping in the September 2014 slaying of 34-year-old Kim Thomas of Mayfield, Kentucky.

Authorities say Froman killed his estranged girlfriend’s 17-year-old son in Kentucky and then kidnapped and killed her along the highway about 30 miles north of Cincinnati.

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