Just guessing that their lawyers aren't pushing for a speedy trial because time in the Fayette Co jail is probably a hell of a lot easier to pull than time in Eddyville.
I've heard Eddyville is no fun at all.
From what I understand, the Fayette Circuit Court Judge has challenged the ability to try two of the suspects in a trial that carries the possibility of the death penalty because of their ages when the murder occurred. One was 17, which excludes him from the death penalty, one was 18, and one was 20.
The state supreme court was asked to get involved. I don't think they ever really reached a conclusion.
Seems fairly odd to me. I don't think very many people anywhere spend 5.5 years in a county jail awaiting trial.