Murder Investigation

Dec 6, 2012 9:43 AM

Man Charged With Murder Of Marion County Deputy Pleads "Not Guilty"

The man accused of killing a Marion County deputy sheriff last month entered a not guilty plea in the case Thursday.

Dewayne Shipp, 49, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Marion County Deputy Sheriff Anthony Rakes. Police say Shipp shot Rakes on November 14 during a routine traffic stop.

Shipp, who police say shot himself in the leg after the murder, was released from University Hospital in Louisville and taken to the Kentucky State Reformatory at Lagrange due to the medical facilities at the prison.

The Marion County Grand Jury indicted Shipp on one count of murder of a police officer and one count of a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Shipp's trial date has been set to begin on September 23, 2013. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Shipp.

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