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Hot dog vendor Hayes pleads not guilty to suspected road rage murder

Donald Hayes (Source: LMDC) Donald Hayes (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The hot dog vendor accused of murdering a man during a road rage incident in June pleaded not guilty in court on Monday.

Prosecutors say Donald Hayes, 67, shot and killed Danny Wilson, 57, on June 21 on the parking lot of Chase Bank and C.T. Haircutters on Poplar Level Road. Police believe the men got into an altercation while driving separate vehicles and then pulled into the parking lot where Wilson was gunned down by Hayes.

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Attorney General Jack Conway's Office of Special Prosecutions is handing the case at the request of Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine.

Division 5 Judge Mary Shaw announced to the court on Monday, Aug. 18 that she knows Hayes' sister as a court employee, but an assistant attorney general said he did have have an issue with that.

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Hayes' bond remains at $50,000 despite an assistant attorney general's desire to have it increased.

Hayes bonded out of jail some time ago and returned to selling hot dogs at his long-time perch in front of the Hall of Justice.

Hayes is due back in court for a pretrial conference on Oct. 2.

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