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Lumpkin murder trial moving forward

In case of Lori Arrowood’s death, jury could be picked soon or plea agreement could be reached

POSTED: June 22, 2011 10:16 a.m.

The murder trial for Kenneth Lumpkin may be forthcoming as the case was moved to the rule 20 calendar.

Under Georgia Rule 20, the assigned judge — in this case, Liberty Superior Court Judge Charles P. Rose — may approve a list of criminal cases to be delivered to the clerk of court and published. After that, within a reasonable amount of time, both the defense and the prosecution are required to announce whether the cases on the list are ready for trial and when the trials should be scheduled

A jury then could be picked soon and a trial scheduled or a plea agreement could be reached.

Lumpkin is a former Liberty County corrections officer who faces charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping with bodily harm in the death of Lori Arrowood.

Arrowood was 42 when she disappeared from her Long County home in September 2010. After four days of searching, her body was found near Tower Road in Long County.

Lumpkin entered a not guilty plea in March.

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