Suspect in court minutes before postal worker shooting

Suspect in court minutes before postal worker shooting

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A court hearing for one crime is now an alibi for another.

Marcus Bennett is facing federal charges in connection to the shooting of a postal worker.

He's seen in front of a judge on court video at the judicial center at 10:23 am. Feb. 10.

The problem?

He's accused of being in the car with his brother, Eric Bennett, when the shooting happened around 10:30 a.m., when Marcus was already in court.

Fast forward through the court tape and you'll see his brother, Eric Bennett, the guy accused of pulling the trigger in the room at 11:24 a.m., a little less than an hour after the shooting.

Eric Bennett's attorney says time clears both brothers.

But does it?

WAVE 3 News recreated the drive from the crime scene on Dearborn to the Judicial Center. We used Google's fastest route. It took us 9 minutes and 19 seconds. That leaves 45 minutes of time between when the shots were fired, and when Eric Bennett shows up on courtroom video.

Then, by 11:30 a.m. Eric can no longer be seen in the video.

His brother Marcus stays in court for hours.

Aside from both brothers being in court, they now have something else in common, their federal charges mirror each other.

The United States Attorney investigating the case couldn't comment but says they'll make things clearer during another hearing on Friday.

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