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Hearing delayed in DVO case

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By Bob White

 ELIZABETHTOWN — The motion to dismiss a domestic violence order violation case against a man whose wife, the alleged victim, died earlier this month was not heard Wednesday as attorneys involved had said they anticipated.

Instead, the motion to dismiss the case against Richard Lynch, 41, is scheduled for a Friday hearing in Hardin District Court, according to the Elizabethtown office of Kentucky’s Department for Public Advocacy.

Lynch’s attorney, Heather Strotman, told The News-Enterprise for a Wednesday story that the case against her client should be dismissed since the alleged victim is no longer available to testify. Lynch’s wife, Lana (Woodrum) Lynch died earlier this month of natural causes.

Lynch has been in jail on the DVO violation since March, unable to post the $5,000 bond, Strotman said.

Prosecuting attorney Don Jones disagrees that the case should be dismissed, saying the victim’s death does not erase the crime Lynch committed.