After 3 years, accused I-75 shooter’s case to begin in Warren County

Terry Froman
Terry Froman

Nearly three years after accused Interstate 75 shooter Terry Froman allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend and her son, the Illinois man’s death penalty trial is scheduled to begin today in Warren County.

Terry Froman, 43, is accused of fatally shooting his 34-year-old ex-girlfriend, Kim Thomas, in the back of his SUV on the interstate near Middletown, and her 17-year-old son in Kentucky on the same day. Froman has been held in the Warren County Jail without bond since the incident that shut down the interstate on Sept. 12, 2014.

He faces aggravated murder and kidnapping charges in both states.

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Froman was scheduled to stand trial last summer, but a few weeks before his August trial date he filed a hand-written motion to fire his court-appointed defense attorneys Melynda Cook and Scott Rubenstein, stating they were trying to “railroad” him.

Judge Joseph Kirby told Froman he thought the request was a delay tactic but did grant the motion after Cook, an attorney experienced in capital murder cases, filed a request to withdraw.

Attorneys Perry Ancona and John Kaspar were then appointed to Froman’s case and preparation for trial began again.

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Froman’s first trial date in February 2016 was continued due to the illness of the defense’s psychological expert.

Jury selection is expected to begin today and continue through Wednesday, with opening statements beginning on Thursday morning, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.