NEWS (2/17/20): A Kentucky public defender has been cleared of charges that she tampered with evidence in a capital case. On February 17, 2020, a Kentucky grand jury declined to indict Angela Elleman on a felony charge arising out of allegations that she and a defense investigator had dug up shell casings linked to a murder case and kept them in a safe for more than six years. Elleman represents Anthony Hogan, a co-defendant of James Mallory (pictured), who is facing the death penalty. Mallory’s legal team filed motions last year to dismiss his case after prosecutors illegally eavesdropped on confidential conversations between Mallory and his attorneys.