A murder case described by police as a love triangle gone wrong goes to trial next month in Hardin Circuit Court.
Lisa Renee Harvey, 51, of Elizabethtown and Rick Aaron Fisher, 44, of Louisville are charged in the June 2018 beating death of Andrew Folena.
Folena, 58, a native of River Grove, Illinois, was found June 9 in a shallow grave off Ring Road along Ralph Franklin Road. Authorities said Folena had been dead a few days when his body was recovered beneath a few inches of dirt not far from a home he rented.
Harvey and Fisher are going to trial together and could face life in prison, if convicted.
Harvey is represented by public defender Ashley Michael and Fisher is represented by public defender Erin Hartman.
“We are looking forward to the jury hearing all the facts presented in the case,” Hartman said.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon is prosecuting the case.
According to arrest citations, Harvey reportedly was Folena’s fiancee, while Fisher is her boyfriend. Harvey and Folena lived in the home.
Authorities received an anonymous tip June 9 in a 911 call about a possible homicide on Ralph Franklin Road.
When Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Elizabethtown Police Department officers arrived at the home at 6:14 p.m. that day, they found Harvey and Fisher at the residence. Fisher was “sweating heavily” coming from a wooded area by a barn near the home where Folena’s body later was found, according to an arrest citation.
Interviewed separately by authorities, Harvey and Fisher had “conflicting stories as to recent events,” the document said.
According an autopsy at the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville, Folena died from blunt force trauma to multiple areas of his body.
Earlier this year, Harvey underwent a mental evaluation by Louisville clinical psychologist Dr. Martine Turns, according to court documents. She was found competent to stand trial.
Turns described Harvey as having borderline personality disorder with anti-social traits.
“As further evaluation illustrates, this diagnosis does not lead to a finding of incompetence,” the report said.
Harvey and Fisher have been held in lieu of $500,000 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center since their arrests on June 10, 2018.
Jury selection begins Oct. 14 in Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton’s courtroom.
Folena worked at UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Elizabethtown at the time of his death. He is survived by a son.