Status Hearing Held for Alleged Murder Suspect Edward Blackburn

Edward Blackburn

A status hearing for Edward Blackburn was held in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon.

As previously reported, Edward Blackburn, of Arkansas, formerly of Texas, is being charged with the murder of Cord Colgrove, of Knox. Court documents indicate that in March of 2017, Blackburn allegedly shot Colgrove in the head in front of three witnesses in rural North Judson.

According to Starke County Prosecutor Nick Bourff, during Wednesday’s status hearing, he and Defense Attorney Caroline Briggs provided updates to Judge Kim Hall about where they’re at with discoveries and conducting depositions.

Bourff mentioned that Blackburn is set to go to trial in May and it’s estimated to last approximately 2 weeks. However, the prosecutor added that during the status hearing, Judge Hall provided an alternate date of August 13th, just in case the trial must be rescheduled.