The one-year anniversary of the beating death of Andrew Folena is this weekend and two people accused in his death will face the charges in October.

Folena, 58, a native of 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 by a home.

Lisa Renee Harvey, 51, of Elizabethtown and Rick Aaron Fisher, 44, of Louisville have been charged with murder and are being held in lieu of $500,000 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center.

They are scheduled to stand trial Oct. 14 in Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton’s courtroom. If convicted, they could face life in prison.

According an autopsy at the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville, Folena died from blunt force trauma to multiple areas of his body.

Harvey, who underwent a mental evaluation earlier this year according to court documents, has been ruled competent to stand trial.

Following an evaluation by Dr. Martine Turns, a Louisville clinical psychologist, Harvey was viewed 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.

Authorities received an anonymous tip in a 911 call June 9 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 and Fisher was “sweating heavily” coming from a wooded area by a barn near the home where Folena’s body was found, according to an arrest citation.

Harvey and Fisher separately were interviewed by authorities and, according to an arrest citation, had “conflicting stories as to recent events.”

Harvey reportedly was Folena’s fiancee, while Fisher is her boyfriend, according to arrest citations. Harvey and Folena lived in the home.

A search warrant on the home was issued. With assistance from Kentucky Bloodhounds Search and Rescue, a cadaver dog alerted authorities to an area where authorities found Folena, who had worked at UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Elizabethtown. Fisher and Harvey then were arrested.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com.

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