Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 7, 2007

Illness of defense attorney postpones murder trial

The second-degree murder trial of a Cumberland County woman scheduled to go before a jury Tuesday was postponed when the defendant's attorney came down with the flu.

Karen L. Aulich, 33, is accused of pouring a flammable liquid on her husband and setting him on fire. Frederick Eugene Aulich, 61, never recovered from his March 2005 injuries and died in June of that year.

Aulich is also charged with aggravated assault in an unrelated incident during which she allegedly attacked her late husband with a pair of scissors at their home in August of 2004.

A number of motions have been argued in court over the past year including one questioning the admissibility of a statement Aulich reportedly gave a caseworker with the Department of Children's Services in the presence of sheriff's investigators.

Assistant Public Defender Cynthia Lyons has argued repeatedly that in the absence of a Miranda warning, two statements given by Aulich should not be allowed into evidence against her client. One case, by agreement with the state prosecutor, has been withdrawn from evidence but a second statement will be allowed, Judge Leon Burns ruled.

The case was continued until March 12 at which time a new trial date is expected to be set. Burns announced that he wants to see the case brought to trial in March.

In other cases, the following took place.

Arraignment

•Randy J. Eibel, theft more than $10,000, continued until May 16 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney. The case involves the theft of a trailer from England Striping.

•Paula Greenlee Wilson, forgery and passing a forged instrument, bond set at $1,000; continued until April 16 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney. Possession of cocaine and possession of diazepam for sale or delivery in a school zone, continued until April 16 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

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