A motion hour was held in the case on Friday, with Tackett’s defense attorney asking for a witness hearing.
Tackett, 48, was arrested in November 2006 after an eight-month investigation by police. In April 2006, officers with the Kentucky State Police located human remains on a strip mine in Harold. The remains were identified as Margaret Hall, 56, of Tram. Hall had been reported missing on March 30.
Tackett was charged with murder, first-degree rape and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.
According to reports from the initial arrest, Tackett allegedly strangled Hall to death by suffocating her with an unknown binding device. Tackett also allegedly restrained Hall by binding her hands and arms behind her back, subjecting her to serious physical injury. Tackett was charged with rape for allegedly forcibly engaging in sexual intercourse with Hall while she was physically restrained.
Tackett has been housed in the Floyd County Detention Center since his arrest. There is no bond.