Antonio Bolling

Antonio Bolling

A Frankfort man charged with killing a man and his dog in 2019 is seeking a new attorney, saying his current one is ineffective.

Antonio Bolling, 41, is facing murder and cruelty to animal charges after allegedly shooting Coty Brumback and his dog, Baloo, in a parking garage in September 2019.

Friday in Franklin Circuit Court, Bolling told Judge Thomas Wingate he had seen his court-appointed attorney Nathan Goodrich four times in recent months and not since the year began. Bolling also said the DVDs he received from Goodrich were blank.

Goodrich said he hasn’t been able to visit Bolling in the Franklin County Regional Jail because of restrictions on visitors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of the evidence to review with Bolling is on video, which is difficult to review under the current restrictions.

“Judge, Mr. Bolling is a victim of COVID,” Goodrich said.

Trials in Kentucky are presently on hold, following a ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court in November.

Bolling is accused of killing Brumback in a parking garage between St. Clair Street and Catfish Alley on Sept. 4, 2019.

Police said the two had argued earlier in the evening. Bolling and others reportedly followed Brumback to the garage where he and his dog were shot and killed. 

Bolling is being held on murder, a Class A felony; first-degree possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony; tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony; second-degree cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor; and two counts of second-degree persistent felony offender.

A second person, Nena Washington, 40, was also indicted for complicity to commit murder, a Class A felony, and second-degree cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor. Police said she provided the weapon to Bolling and helped him leave the scene after the shooting.

Both Bolling and Washington remain in the Franklin County Regional Jail on a $100,000 full-cash bond each.

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