Jury selection in the murder trial of Timothy Claytor has been postponed until Wednesday, May 28 at 9 a.m., due to his recent admittance into a Bowling Green hospital for high blood pressure and chest pains. Jury selection was to continue today after the first day ended early on Monday because Claytor was not feeling well. During Monday, Claytor began shaking and looked chalky, according to his attorney Stewart Wheeler, causing the proceedings to stop a few hours early.
Claytor was arrested Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, after he allegedly shot and killed 46-year-old Dale Holloway of Russellville the night before. He was indicted on murder charges Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, which is a Class A felony, and if convicted, carries a sentence of 20 years to life in prison. Clayor is claiming self-defense.
The trial was thought to last two weeks, however, now with the postponement and Claytor’s health in question, there is no telling when it actually be over.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Department was called out to Claytor’s home on T. McReynolds Road at approximately 10:22 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in response to a disturbance involving a weapon. Upon arrival, officers discovered Holloway unresponsive in the front yard with multiple gunshot wounds.
According to the sheriff’s office, it appears that Holloway came to the home of Claytor looking for Lori White, a female associate of Holloway. It appears, says police, that some type of argument took place between Holloway and Claytor. Claytor shot Holloway in his front yard.
“I’ve said all along this was self-defense,” said Wheeler. “And nothing will change my mind.”
Commonwealth’s Attorney Gail Guiling would not comment on the case saying she makes no statements during a trial. Guiling did say, however, in her opening remarks to the jury they would find that White was seeing both men.