Stuart Wheeler, attorney for Timothy Claytor of Lewisburg, has filed a recent motion with the court stating his client cannot be held accountable for the death of Dale Holloway due to self-defence. Commonwealth Attorney Gail Guiling is charged with proving he acted intentionally and has also filed her evidence with the court, which she hopes will prove guilt.
Claytor, then 44, was arrested in August 2012 and later indicted for murdering 46-year-old Holloway of Russellville on his front lawn.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Department was called to Claytor’s home on T. McReynolds Road at approximately 10:22 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 302012, 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 that resulted in the death of Holloway.
If convicted of murder, which is a Class A felony, Claytor could receive a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.
According to the sheriff’s department, the incident between Claytor and Holloway, resulting in Holloway’s death, was all caught on video tape. The sheriff’s department said Claytor had set up a video surveillance system at his residence after having some trouble with theft in the past. The camera system, which has no audio, caught the entire altercation on tape.