Wednesday, May 09, 2001

Slain pilot's wife granted separate trial




By Jim Hannah
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        COVINGTON — An Edgewood woman accused with two men in the slaying of her husband has been granted a separate trial to keep prejudicial testimony from being presented.

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        Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe granted a separate trial Monday to Adele Craven, 37, in the death of Stephen Craven, despite concern the ruling will cause the already complex murder case to drag on.

        Mrs. Craven, Rusty McIntire and Ronald Pryor are charged with murder in the beating and shooting death of Mr. Craven, a 38-year-old Delta Air Lines pilot in July.

        The three were scheduled to stand trial together in October. It was expected to last three weeks.

        Mr. McIntire has also requested a separate trial for the same reasons one was granted to Mrs. Craven.

        If Judge Summe follows the same logic in granting Mrs. Craven a separate trial, the prosecution will be forced to present three separate trials to three separate juries.

        Mr. Craven's body was found in the basement of his Edgewood home July 12. He had been clubbed four times in the head with a crowbar and shot three times.

        Police have said Mrs. Craven helped plan the killing with Mr. McIntire and presided over it, ordering Mr. Pryor to shoot her husband after it appeared he survived the other assaults.

       



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