Boone County Sheriff's Office
(Burlington, Ky.) – The janitor accused of murdering a co-worker at a Florence business is being ordered to not speak with the media.
David Dooley, 38, is charged with Murder, Kidnapping, and Tampering with Physical Evidence for the May 29 slaying of Michelle Mockbee. Mockbee, a 43-year-old married mother of two, was found dead as other employees arrived at Thermo Fisher Scientific on Empire Drive that morning.
As his wife Janet – a friend of Mockbee who claims her husband is innocent – looked on, Dooley appeared in Boone Circuit Court to request a lower bond from his current bond of $500,000. The request was denied.
At the request of prosecutors, Judge James Schrand also ordered Dooley to not speak with the media following the court hearing, WKRC-TV reported.
Dooley’s defense attorney, Eric Deters, said he will motion that the judge allow him to speak with the media during his client’s next court appearance for a pretrial hearing November 17.
If convicted on all charges, Dooley could face the death penalty. Prosecutors have not yet made a decision on seeking that sentence.