OH - Katelyn Markham, 22, Fairfield, 14 Aug 2011, found deceased in 2013 *arrest in 2023* #5

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio —
The investigation into Katelyn Markham's death is moving forward Tuesday in a Butler County courtroom.

Markham's ex-fiancé, John Carter, is scheduled to appear in court for a status report Tuesday afternoon.

... Tuesday's hearing is set for 1 p.m.



Ex-fiancé of Katelyn Markham to make court appearance Tuesday

Updated: 9:51 AM EST Nov 28, 2023
 
BUTLER COUNTY — The prosecution and defense in the John Carter murder case met in judges chambers Tuesday, Nov. 28, setting deadlines and a new hearing date, but again the case of the man accused of killing Fairfield’s Katelyn Markham in 2011 was not called in Butler County Common Pleas Court.

Carter, who is free on $1 million bond, was scheduled for a status report hearing before Judge Dan Haughey, but the hearing was continued until Jan. 16 with motions to be filed by Jan. 5.

... Carter’s trial is set to begin June 24, 2024.

Case of John Carter, accused of killing Katelyn Markham, again not called in court

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BUTLER COUNTY — The prosecution and defense in the John Carter murder case met in judges chambers Tuesday, Nov. 28, setting deadlines and a new hearing date, but again the case of the man accused of killing Fairfield’s Katelyn Markham in 2011 was not called in Butler County Common Pleas Court.

Carter, who is free on $1 million bond, was scheduled for a status report hearing before Judge Dan Haughey, but the hearing was continued until Jan. 16 with motions to be filed by Jan. 5.

... Carter’s trial is set to begin June 24, 2024.

Case of John Carter, accused of killing Katelyn Markham, again not called in court

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This is one of those excruciatingly long cases. These cases teach me patience. I can’t imagine how her family and friends feel.
 
It's frustrating - (moo) can't imagine what DM goes through :(


There have been three previous hearing continuances and Carter has not been in court since April. But he apparently was in the vicinity of the courthouse Tuesday ready to appear if the case was called, because his signature is on the pretrial entry form.

It appeared the prosecution believed the Tuesday hearing would happen — and so did Katelyn’s father, Dave Markham, who was in the hallway ready to go into the courtroom at 1 p.m. for the scheduled hearing. Markham expressed frustration at another continuance.



Beautiful KM before her life senselessly taken away ...
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Prosecutors have turned over five rounds of discovery to Carter’s defense team that includes hundreds of items, some obtained as recently as this summer and fall.

On Dec. 21, more discovery was filed that included subpoenas for cell phone records, a TikTok video, Carter’s jail booking video, screenshots of text messages between “K.W.” and prosecutor’s investigator Paul Newton, Yahoo service records for Carter and response to a subpoena for Carter’s bank records, according to court documents obtained by the Journal-News



“As these cases start spinning, there is more material that comes about as the result of the charge having been brought,” Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said in September. “Just because there is an indictment doesn’t mean that we stop our investigation.”

Gmoser declined comment on the most recent discovery. Carter’s defense attorney Chris Pagan did not respond to a request for comment.

In November, the prosecution turned over discovery to Carter’s defense team that included 33 items.

 
btw, highly recommend taking a listen to J. Ryan Green's Gone at 21 podcast, several done about Katelyn's case, and most recently a podcast on John Palmerston arrest on perjury (Aug. 6,2023) in Feb. 2023.


A pre-trial hearing has been set by Judge Dan Haughey for Jan. 16.

Prosecutors file more evidence in John Carter murder case as deadline nears

last updated 11:15 PM, Dec 28, 2023

Also included are a “Facebook search warrant for Michael Strouse,” “email from J. Ryan Green about Michael Strouse” and “screenshots from Facebook of Michael Strouse provided by J. Ryan Green.”

Green is a private investigator hired by Markham’s family to investigate her disappearance and death.

Strouse was convicted in 2019 of the death of 23-year-old Ellen “Ellie” Weik at his Liberty Twp. home. Within hours after Strouse’s arrest, Fairfield police, who initially investigated the Markham case, confirmed a meeting with the West Chester Police Department, which investigated the Weik case.

A photo also surfaced in 2019 of Strouse at a gathering picturing him with Markham and others.
 

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