The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Pikeville has said he will seek the death penalty against the man accused with the murder of Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton.
Attorney Rick Bartley said he will file the paperwork for the death penalty against John Russell Hall.
Police say Hall is responsible for shooting and killing Scotty Hamilton in March while Officer Hamilton was assisting KSP Troopers with an investigation in the Hurricane Creek area of Pike Co.
Hall spent about 36 hours on the run before Police found him at a home on the Pike/Floyd Co line.
A judge entered a not guilty plea for Hall after he was captured.
A pre-trial conference is set for May 24.