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Murder suspect James Mallory accused of trying to have witness killed

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James Mallory (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) James Mallory (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man accused of killing a 15-year-old boy in April 2012 is now accused of trying to have a witness murdered.

On Thursday, a grand jury indicted James Mallory of criminal solicitation to murder, bribing a witness and criminal solicitation to tampering with a witness.

According to court documents, it happened in Nov. 2014, when prosecutors say James Mallory, "with the intent of promoting or facilitating the commission of the murder of Anthony Hogan, he commanded or encouraged another to kill Anthony Hogan."

Hogan, according to the same court documents, is expected to be a witness in an upcoming court proceeding, and Mallory's alleged actions may have been committed, "to induce or attempt to induce Anthony Hogan to absent himself or otherwise avoid appearing or testifying at the official proceeding with intent to influence the outcome."

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Ryane Conroy said Mallory also offered the fellow inmate money or drugs to "manufacture testimony."

Mallory, who does not currently have an attorney, will be arraigned on Monday.

Mallory, along with Hogan and a third suspect, Cannon Pendergrass, are all charged in connection with the death of 15-year-old Gregory Holt.

Holt was found shot to death on April 11, 2012, in his mother's apartment near Dixie Highway and East Rockford Lane. He was a student at Farnsley Middle School. Prosecutors say Kendra Wilson, Holt's mother, participated in the robbery and attempted execution of Mallory hours earlier, and that Holt's murder was in retaliation for those actions.

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