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Commonwealth reviewing jail phone calls in murder case

James M. Spaulding (Source: LMDC) James M. Spaulding (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It could be nearly another year before a man charged with the murder of a convenience store clerk goes to trial.

The Commonwealth is waiting to see all the evidence to determine whether to seek the death penalty against James Spaulding.

In February, Spaulding wrestled a gun from Denny Davis, 50, before shooting him inside the Stop-N-Go Liquor store on Warnock Street, according to Louisville Metro police.

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Spauling is charged with complicity to murder, attempted murder, complicity wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, assault, criminal mischief, unauthorized parking in a handicap zone and failure to maintain required insurance.

Part of the outstanding evidence being reviewed by both sides is more than 200 hours of jailhouse phone calls.

The case will return to court in January 2017 with an anticipated trial date in September of 2017.

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