Sentencing hearings set for two defendants in Reynolds murder PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:17

Two of the defendants in the Bill Reynolds murder case are scheduled for sentencing hearings in Scott Circuit Court.

Jacob W. Mathis, 24, and Amaris Rose Bunyard, 21, were reportedly involved in the shooting of Bill A. Reynolds, 69, at his residence on Slate Ford Road southeast of Scottsburg in October, 2015.

Mathis allegedly attended meetings during which the shooting of Reynolds was discussed by Bunyard’s mother and co-defendant, Johnetta Ruth Hall, 45. He has also admitted driving with his friend Kerry Ray Heald to Reynolds’ home the day Reynolds was killed and then meeting Hall and helping Heald get the pair’s payment, NASCAR memorabilia, from a rental unit in Austin before returning to Clarksville, where the pair and Bunyard lived. The men were also supposed to receive cash.

Mathis, Heald and Hall were arrested a few days after the murder. Bunyard was charged in February, 2016. All have been held without bond since their arrests. Heald was sentenced to a prison term of 55 years in September, 2017, in a plea agreement.

Mathis entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit murder much earlier than his friend Heald, in August, 2016, and went through a sentencing hearing in September of that year. Continuances of his actual sentencing have occurred several times, but he is currently scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday, March 20, in Scott Circuit Court. Bunyard has a change of plea and sentencing hearing scheduled April 24 in the same courtroom. After several continuances, Hall is now scheduled for trial on July 30. A pre-trial conference of attorneys is set for April 6, with a final pre-trial conference planned July 6.