The Kathy Livingston capital murder trial has been set for early September in Ashley County. Livingston, of Lake Village, is alleged to have fatally shot her 58-year-old husband Bobby Livingston last summer.
Venue for the trial was moved in February from Chicot County to Ashley County. Circuit Judge Sam Pope granted a defense motion to move the trial to Ashley County because it is believed that it would be difficult to pick a jury in Chicot County.
“Given the fact that the victim’s family is very well known and well- liked in Chicot County it would be difficult to pick a jury of 12 so the judge ordered the case transferred to Ashley County,” 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen said in a February interview.
Bobby Livingston, president of Livingston Pecan and Metal, died of a gunshot wound on June 18, 2011. Kathy Livingston survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Through her attorneys she has also filed a motion to suppress certain evidence in the case. Pope said he will take the motion under advisement and set the trial date for early September.
Livingston previously filed a notice of mental defect but a state mental examination determined that she is fit to stand trial, according to Dr. Myeong Kim’s report.