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Bobby Rushing court hearing moved to Thursday


The man accused of severely hurting a Madisonville 8-month-old boy was in court on Monday.

22-year-old Bobby Rushing is charged with first-degree assault. He bonded out of jail for only $2,000.

District Court Judge David Massamore, the former Commonwealth Attorney for Hopkins County, told the family of 8-month-old Wyatt Hill that had he known more details about the alleged assault, he would have set Bobby Rushing's bond higher.

Rushing was arrested on September 30 and bonded out less than 24 hours later.

Judge Massamore went ahead and entered a not guilty plea for Rushing today, but the hearing was moved to Thursday because Rushing's attorney couldn't make it to court this morning.

Friends and family of Wyatt Hill waited inside and outside the Hopkins County courthouse to show their support.

"Shelby is a real close friend. She is very special, and I know that if it was my children, that she would support me in every bit of it. So I came out here today to support her and John. They couldn't come today, so I was the body for them," family friend, Delilah Lelds, says. 

Doctors in Louisville continue to monitor Wyatt's condition. He had surgery on Friday to remove fluid that had built up around his brain. Judge Massamore says he needs to ask questions about the child and hear an update before the hearing on Thursday. 

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