One of two murder suspects filed a motion for bond reduction in Hardin Circuit Court Tuesday.
Lisa Harvey, 50, of Elizabethtown, and Rick Fisher, 43, of Louisville, appeared Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court on charges of complicity to commit murder and complicity to tampering with physical evidence. Harvey and her attorney, Ashley Michael of Louisville, sought a reduction of her $500,000 cash bond that was denied by Circuit Court Judge Kelly Mark Easton, noting the seriousness of the offense. She remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.
Harvey and Fisher are accused in the death of 58 year-old Andrew Folena. He died from blunt force trauma to multiple areas of his body, according to an autopsy at the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville.
Folena’s body was found in a shallow grave off Ralph Franklin Road, near the Ring Road-Patriot Parkway intersection, after authorities received an anonymous tip about a possible homicide, according to an arrest citation. His body was found under “a few inches” of dirt, according to Hardin County Sheriff John Ward. The makeshift gravesite was just feet past a barn on the property of a home Folena was renting.
After bond was denied for Harvey, Fisher joined her at the defense’s table in court.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon said she has been told DNA testing from the state crime lab will possibly take 15 months to get results. At Tuesday’s pre-trial conference, Easton suggested having another conference to determine where testing stood at that time. The court session will be February 12, 2019.
Harvey was Folena’s fiancee, while Fisher is her boyfriend, according to arrest citations. Harvey and Folena lived in the home, according to a citation.
If found guilty, Harvey and Fisher could be sentenced to life in prison.
Fisher also is being held in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.