Murder Investigation

Jul 18, 2012 3:05 PM

Former Assistant County Attorney Accused Of Murder

MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) - A former assistant county attorney from southeastern Kentucky has been indicted on a murder charge following a wreck in which another person died.

WKYM in Monticello reports that a Wayne County grand jury returned the indictment Tuesday against 42-year-old Roderick A. Tejeda. Tejeda is a former assistant county attorney in Wayne County.

The wreck happened April 19 in Monticello and resulted in the death of 54-year-old Jerus Helen Neal of Monticello.

Special prosecutor Allen C. Trimble, the Commonwealth's Attorney in Whitley and McCreary counties, says the crash happened in a 35 mph zone but that Tejeda was allegedly traveling in excess of that.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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