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Attorneys weighing options after filing appeal in football player's shooting death

Daniel Covington attending a cancer camp for kids Daniel Covington attending a cancer camp for kids
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Lawyers are hard at work trying to figure out how to move forward in the case of Isaiah Howes, the man who shot and killed a former University of Louisville football player during a confrontation last September.

The shooting was ruled self defense because Covington was assaulting Howes when he was shot. 

WAVE 3 was the only station to report last week that the Commonwealth's Attorney's office has filed notice that it will appeal a judge's ending the case against Howes.

In April, Judge Barry Willett ruled Howes had immunity and that meant the case couldn't go to the grand jury because of a little-used Kentucky law.

On May 9, the Commonwealth's Attorney's office says it filed notice of appeal, and is now trying to figure out its grounds since there's never been a case like this before.


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