ELLSWORTH - Clarence Hicks, the 66-year old Kentucky man and friend of Rose Marie Kuehni who is on trial at the Pierce County Courthouse for the murder of her boyfriend Douglas Bailey, would plead the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution if called to testify in the case.
Hicks, who is charged with hiding Bailey's body down a wooded ravine off a highway in his home state near the Tennessee border, made an appearance in court yesterday with his attorney Lars Loberg during the afternoon session on the second day of the trial. Loberg addressed the court and stated the Hicks would plead the Fifth which protects individuals from incriminating themselves during testimony and under oath.
Hicks was not given any offer of immunity and Judge Duvall ordered him released from his subpoena.
The trial went over video interviews and evidence exhibits yesterday. The trial is underway again today.