Colvett doesn't qualify for state-paid defense

Friday, April 13, 2012

From staff reports

The Lewisburg man charged with the stabbing death of his wife last weekend does not qualify for a court-appointed and state-paid defense attorney, records show.

Kenneth P. Colvett, 56, 606 Wood Crest St., stated on his affidavit of indigence when asking for a court-appointed attorney that he owns property valued at $58,000.

On the same document submitted to Marshal County General Sessions Court Judge Lee Bowles on Tuesday the judge signed the section of the form to indicate that Colvett does not qualify for court-appointed counsel.

Colvett is charged with criminal homicide in the Saturday death of his wife, Kay Colvett, according to the arrest warrant sworn out by Lewisburg Police Detective Scott Braden.

Braden's suspect "did admit to stabbing and cutting her [Kay Colvett] numerous times with a knife from their residence until she died," the detective wrote in the warrant.

Lawmen anticipated a bond hearing for Colvett on Tuesday. Instead, steps were taken toward making sure he would have an attorney.

Colvett is scheduled for another hearing in Sessions Court on Tuesday at 9 a.m.