October 31, 2014 6:36 PM
Kentucky State Police Detectives have charged 36-year-old Ryan Champion with the deaths of his mother, father, and sister. He is also being criminally charged with the death of Vito Riservato.
The State Police have been investigating the murders of Joy Champion, Lindsey Champion, Emily Champion and Vito Riservato since... more »
October 28, 2014 5:22 PM
A grand jury has indicted a man accused of smuggling a methadone-soaked underwear into the Jessamine County jail and distributing patches of it to his cell mates, ultimately resulting in the overdose death of one man. Michael B. Jones, 55, is charged with second degree manslaughter in the death of... more »
October 27, 2014 6:04 PM
It has been one month since anyone in Norma Jo Brown's family has seen her or heard from her. For Brown's mother, she says just thinking about her 33-year-old daughter anymore brings her to tears. Rumors circulating through the town are making the situation much worse for Sharon King.
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October 27, 2014 5:25 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) - An Illinois man charged with kidnapping and killing a Kentucky woman who was found dead in a vehicle along a highway in southwest Ohio pleaded not guilty Monday.
Attorneys for Terry Froman of Brookport, Illinois, entered not-guilty pleas for him in Warren County Common Pleas Court... more »
October 23, 2014 12:20 PM
A grand jury has indicted two men in a 15-year-old murder case in Clay County. According to court documents, in January of 1999, Robert Snow shot and killed Gladys Sizemore. Another man, Larry Baker shot Sizemore's husband, causing him serious injuries. Snow has been arrested and is charged with murder,... more »
October 23, 2014 11:57 AM
Two men have been arrested and police continue looking for a third suspect in the murder of a Lexington teenager found shot at an apartment complex in the Winburn area last week.
Lexington police say 19-year-old Nathan Miller and a juvenile have been arrested and charged with complicity to... more »
October 22, 2014 5:48 PM
The Bardstown house where a mother and daughter were brutally murdered in April is going up for auction.
The home on Springfield Road where Kathy and Samantha Netherland were found dead on April 22 will go up for auction in a few weeks.
"It's kinda creepy," said Bardstown... more »
October 22, 2014 10:47 AM
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors plan to seek a death sentence if they convict a man of a kidnapping and slaying that ended with a body being found in a car.
The News Enterprise reported that the Hardin County Commonwealth's Attorney filed a notice in the case of 24-year-old... more »
October 21, 2014 4:51 PM
In ten days, a former Kentucky lawmaker spending life in prison for the cold blooded murder of his ex-fiance will be back in a Lexington courtroom after a judge granted him another hearing.
Steve Nunn claimed his attorneys misguided him to enter a guilty plea back in 2009, when... more »
October 21, 2014 3:53 PM
A Morgan County mother and son facing murder charges pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. Kimberly and Christopher Peyton are accused in the death of Randy Williams, who was found shot to death in a West Liberty home on Oct. 16. Police say he had been shot multiple times in... more »
October 20, 2014 1:12 PM
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio grand jury has indicted a 41-year-old man on murder charges in the slaying of a Kentucky woman on Interstate 75.
Warren County, Ohio, court records show Terry Froman of Brookport, Illinois, could face the death penalty if convicted on aggravated murder counts.... more »
October 16, 2014 4:39 PM
If what her 8-year-old son says is true, a Pulaski County woman was beaten by her boyfriend right in front of him and his big brother, and eventually killed in the assault. According to Johnny Hendrix's arrest warrant, his girlfriend's two sons, ages 15 and 8, watched him assault Monica... more »
October 16, 2014 12:23 PM
The daughters of a man who was murdered at an abandoned Lexington car wash earlier this week are raising money to take the man's body back to Pennsylvania, where he is from. 50-year-old Brian DePreta, was found dead inside the closed down Premier Car Wash on New Circle near Russell... more »
October 10, 2014 4:18 PM
Kentucky State Police say a man who was supposed to be the caregiver of a child has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of the 13-month-old boy. State police say they were called to a Junction City housing complex around 8:30 a.m. Friday. The child was transported... more »
October 7, 2014 12:30 PM
A man indicted for murdering two people in Tennessee has been caught in Louisville. 21-year-old Michael Wright, Junior is charged with two counts of murder for the shooting deaths of Gregory Johnson and Daresha Cole. Police say Wright killed the pair in February following an attempted robbery. Wright is in... more »
September 29, 2014 10:40 AM
A Pike County man has been charged with murder months after a woman was found dead inside a home. 47-year-old Daniel Little was indicted by a grand jury Friday accused in the death of Tiffany Mullins who was found dead inside a home in the Little Robinson Creek community in... more »
September 25, 2014 6:18 PM
Memorial services for a murdered Georgetown College student will be held tonight.
The body of 22-year-old Erica Hagan was found in a bathroom at an apartment in Chile.
She was working as a student teacher at the time of her death. A man working at her school has... more »
September 20, 2014 8:00 AM
Today marks the one year anniversary since a couple was shot and killed in front of their children at a Danville business.
Mike and Angela Hockensmith, along with their client, Daniel Smith, were killed September 20, 2013. The Hockensmiths were working inside ABC Gold Games and More when Police... more »
September 16, 2014 2:03 PM
Police are still trying to determine what led to a murder-suicide last night in Louisville.
Officials say 38-year-old Anthony Puryear was in a car chasing an SUV driven by his wife, 37-year-old Shannon Puryear.
They apparently came off the Watterson Expressway and one of the vehicles smashed into... more »
September 10, 2014 4:58 PM
Two people have been indicted in the murder of a Jessamine County man found shot inside his burning vehicle six years ago. Kentucky State Police say 34-year-old David Peel and 46-year-old Odis Henson, both of Nicholasville, were arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with the murder of 45-year-old Mark Dunn.
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September 9, 2014 8:41 PM
A grand jury has indicted two men in the shooting death of a 16-month-old girl in Louisville.
Trey Anderson and Michael Dunn are both facing murder charges. The two men are accused of fatally shooting Ne'Riah Miller last month in front of her home on South 37th Street.
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September 9, 2014 12:35 PM
A man charged in the murder of a Kentucky cab driver was arraigned in a a Kentucky court.
27-year-old Miles Matthews was arrested in July near the Canadian border after being accused of killing 34-year-old Adam Gregg, leaving him on an Oldham County driveway and stealing his cab to... more »
August 27, 2014 4:46 PM
A man charged in a 2012 Lexington murder has been indicted in the case. 31-year-old Lazarus Parker was arrested nearly two years after Brian Lee Hodge was found shot to death near 7th and Dakota streets after his shift at Indi's Fast Food Restaurant. Charges of evidence tampering were dropped.... more »
August 22, 2014 9:34 PM
DENVER (AP) - A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy. Defense attorneys for 48-year-old Richard Kirk suggested during a preliminary hearing that he... more »
August 22, 2014 4:55 PM
A Lexington man sentenced to probation for his role in trying to cover up a triple murder could have his probation revoked.
A hearing for William Blancet Junior was scheduled for Friday, but ended up being delayed until October.
Blancet admitted he helped his father, Willie Blancet Senior,... more »
August 20, 2014 11:52 AM
A second arrest has been in connection with a triple murder in Martin County.
Amanda Bowen is charged with three counts of murder, robbery, and tampering with physical connection in connection with the deaths of three people in a weekend fire.
Jack Smith has already been charged in... more »
August 18, 2014 5:16 PM
The hot dog vendor accused of shooting and killing a man after a road rage incident in Louisville pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Monday morning. Donald Hayes has been indicted in connection with the shooting death of 57-year old Danny Wilson on June 21. It happened after a... more »
August 15, 2014 6:58 AM
BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian police charged an American couple with murder Friday after the body of the woman's 62-year-old mother was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, were arrested Wednesday in... more »
August 14, 2014 12:18 PM
A Madison County teen accused of killing her baby sister had her plea date postponed
Jessica Marcum was scheduled to enter a plea on THursday, but that has been postponed after
Marcum was 17-years-old when she was indicted on a murder charge, accused of smothering her 9-month-old sister... more »
August 7, 2014 3:05 PM
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A southern Kentucky woman has been charged with murder after a crash that killed a recent high school graduate riding a motorcycle.
The Daily News reported that a grand jury also charged 28-year-old Kathy Keller of Bowling Green with two counts of first-degree wanton... more »
August 5, 2014 5:41 PM
A man has pleaded guilty in a 11-year-old murder case in Nicholas County Monday. The Carlisle Courier reports Joshua Abnee pleaded guilty to lesser charges stemming from the 2003 murder of David Sadler. Abnee was arrested in March and charged with complicity to murder and complicity to robbery first degree.... more »
July 31, 2014 5:39 PM
A man pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the murder of Vince Happy earlier this year.
Jayronn Nickerson, 22, is charged with gunning down Happy in a parking lot of a strip mall back on Feb. 9.
Police found Vincenzo Happy in his car , badly wounded... more »
July 31, 2014 12:11 PM
A woman found guilty of killing her husband in Meade County will be sentenced in September.
Anne Reardon, a former Jefferson County resource teacher, has been found guilty of shooting her husband in the head in July 2013.
A Meade County jury recommended a 20-year-sentence for the murder.... more »
July 29, 2014 5:26 PM
24 hours before a Grant County woman was killed by her estranged husband, she was at a courthouse trying to get a protection order against him.
Nicole Hiles feared for her life, and Monday night it all came true. Authorities say her estranged husband, Shaun Hiles, chased her down... more »
July 25, 2014 4:12 PM
LOUISVILLE, K.Y. (WAVE) - A Louisville hot dog vendor out on bond after being charged with murder was back selling hot dogs at his long-time spot in front of the Hall of Justice on Friday.
Donald Hayes was charged with the murder in a case of suspected road rage.... more »
July 23, 2014 3:37 PM
For the first time, the family of a teacher and her daughter found murdered inside their Nelson County home have spoken publicly about the killings. Stacey Hibbard, the sister and aunt of the victims, made an emotional and powerful plea Wednesday afternoon thanking the community for their support over these... more »
July 23, 2014 3:14 PM
Lexington Police have charged a man in connection to a homicide investigation after an elderly man was brutally beaten and found outside an apartment complex earlier this month.
Cory Don Etherington, 32, has been charged with murder in connection to the beating of an elderly man who was found... more »
July 22, 2014 5:13 PM
Officials have released the identity of a teenager shot and killed in a shootout at her aunt's house in Trimble County over the weekend. State police say 16-year-old Carlin Davis was shot and killed by 48-year-old Robert Harmon of Milton who also shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, 33-year-old Niki Davis... more »
July 14, 2014 9:21 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An Army National Guardsman left a suicide note in his northern Utah home before killing a college student and one other person early Monday, then fatally shooting himself at another home, authorities said. Jared Tolman, 23, wrote that he was sorry, and that what he... more »
July 7, 2014 11:48 AM
Stephanie Wardrip wasn't planning on having to come back to court to testify in front of a parole board again about why her son's killer should serve out his 25-year sentence.
But nearly a decade later, a change in the law has her back in the court room fighting... more »
July 4, 2014 12:36 PM
A man accused of killing his boyfriend with a hatchet in Florida is also wanted in Kentucky.
Arthur Decarvalho pleaded guilty to harassment and stalking charges in Grant County last September. But investigators say he violated a domestic violence injunction when he sent explicit text messages to the victim,... more »
June 30, 2014 3:52 PM
The man accused of fatally shooting a prominent defense attorney in Somerset last week pleaded not guilty in court Monday afternoon.
Inabitt was arrested immediately after he shot Mark Stanziano several times in front of the attorney's office Friday morning, according to officials. Many members of Stanziano's family were... more »
June 30, 2014 12:29 PM
The man accused of fatally shooting a prominent defense attorney in Somerset last week is expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon. Meanwhile, more details about Clinton Inabnitt's criminal record are emerging.
Inabitt was arrested immediately after he shot Mark Stanziano several times in front of the attorney's office Friday... more »
June 26, 2014 11:10 AM
Court documents obtained by LEX 18 identify the man police say was the shooter in a deadly home invasion over the weekend in Rowan County that claimed the life of a young man.
The documents identify the alleged gunman as 19-year-old Anthony "Rell" Paysen. He's one of the five... more »
June 25, 2014 12:36 PM
Two men charged in the murder of a Rowan County man during a home invasion over the weekend pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday morning and police have issued arrest warrants for three other suspects.
Two of the suspects, Marcus Stewart, 19, and Demario Powell, 18, were arrested Tuesday... more »
June 25, 2014 12:06 PM
More details have been released in the death of a Nelson County teacher and her daughter found dead inside their home in April.
A Louisville TV station reports 48-year-old Kathy Netherand was shot several times and her daughter, Samantha, was beaten in the head. Both had their throats slit,... more »
June 17, 2014 6:49 PM
Detectives have never been able to identify the driver who hit and killed Lance Newby in a north Lexington neighborhood in 2011.
But now, they're hoping a reward makes someone come forward with the information they've kept to themselves the last three years.
"He was here with me... more »
May 19, 2014 12:21 PM
The four people arrested and charged with murder following a deadly home invasion in Knox County earlier this month, have entered not guilty pleas in their arraignment Monday morning.
Patrick Baker, Christopher Wagner, Elijah Messer and Angela Mills are all charged with murder in connection to the shooting death... more »
April 22, 2014 10:48 AM
The man charged in the beating death of an Anderson County woman has entered a guilty plea in the case. 47-year-old Terrence Allen Cram pleaded guilty to murder, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card over a 6 month period, in court Tuesday morning.
Police... more »
March 17, 2014 10:05 PM
A man accused of trying to kill two deputy jailers was re-sentenced in the case Monday.
Bass Webb was re-tried on the penalty phase of the case because his original sentence of 50 years was overturned on a technicality. In the second trial Monday, a jury recommended he serve... more »
March 11, 2014 5:16 PM
The woman charged in connection to a burglary that turned fatal in 2010 in Scott County has pleaded not guilty in the case.
Ciji Jefferson pleaded not guilty to burglary charges in court Tuesday in the case of retired school bus driver Sue Jones, who was killed in her... more »
February 26, 2014 2:42 PM
Kentucky State Police have made an arrest on a cold case murder from March 2003 in Carlisle.
Shawn L. Fryman, 36, was arrested in connection to the murder of David Sadler, who was found dead inside his home from a single gunshot wound to the head on March 31,... more »
February 10, 2014 5:40 PM
Lexington Police are still searching for answers after a man was shot at a dozen times in a parking lot and left to die.
Police said they found Vincenzo Happy in his car, badly wounded around 2 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot along Lima Drive in Lexington, where... more »
January 22, 2014 11:38 AM
A man charged with plotting to kill a gate company employee in Casey County has been convicted by a jury.
A jury convicted motorcycle gang member David Salyers in the 2012 murder of Gleason Pyles. The Advocate Messenger reports jurors deliberated for about an hour Tuesday before returning with... more »
January 16, 2014 4:31 PM
Lexington police have filed murder and assault charges against a man accused of running from a deadly crash, then engaging Lexington police in a long standoff.
Keenan McLaughlin, 22, appeared in court Thursday accused of nearly a dozen crimes - all of them involving an hours long crime spree... more »
November 20, 2013 8:48 PM
As Steve Divine looks through the things that are leftover at the Gold Games and More Shop, he sees something different than what meets the eye...
"I come in and see items, it brings back the memories," he said.
After his friends and former co-owners, Mike and Angela... more »
November 13, 2013 8:37 PM
An argument outside a Lexington strip club turned deadly Wednesday morning, when a gunman fired shots, killing a 33-year-old man.
The mobile crime lab spent all morning processing evidence outside Diva's on Russell Cave Road, but it was a find in the afternoon, that may be their biggest break... more »
November 1, 2013 8:23 PM
It was the scene of much heartbreak, and much compassion in a Boyle County town. Friday was the final day of business at the Danville store where three people lost their lives.
A month after ABC Gold, Games and More was a murder scene, it reopened, but just for... more »
October 28, 2013 8:06 PM
ALBANY, Ky. (AP) - Police say two people have been charged with murder after a body was discovered under a trailer in south-central Kentucky.
State police say 21-year-old Andrea M. Byler and 52-year-old Michael E. Thompson, both of Albany, were arrested on Sunday in the death of 19-year-old Jimmy... more »
October 17, 2013 9:18 PM
A man has been indicted for murder in the case of a Lexington driver who died after a carjacking back in August.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 31-year-old Joel Searcy is charged in the death of 82-year-old Donald "Leroy" Cooke.
Police say Searcy jumped into Cooke's truck at the... more »
October 15, 2013 10:02 PM
Nearly a month after three people were shot to death in a Danville pawn shop, the man who police say is responsible for the murders will head to court.
Kenneth Allen Keith is expected in court Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
Court documents released earlier this week revealed new... more »
October 14, 2013 9:17 PM
The attorney for a man accused in a murder that remained a mystery for more than a decade is asking the judge to step aside.
Stanley Dishon was supposed to head to court Monday in Bullitt County for the death of his niece, 17-year-old Jessica Dishon. For 14 years,... more »
October 9, 2013 5:26 PM
Danville Police have arrested a man they say is in involved in the triple murder at a Danville business last month.
The suspect is 48-year-old Kenneth Allen Keith, a pastor at Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, Ky. Police say on Wednesday, they searched the church and the parsonage... more »
October 9, 2013 12:47 PM
A trial date has been set for the man charged with murdering an Anderson County woman.
Police say Terrance Cram beat Tena McNeely to death in January 2011. He was found in Arizona a few months later and arrested in June of 2011.
Investigators say McNeely died from... more »
October 8, 2013 12:39 PM
More information is emerging about a Pulaski County man accused of plotting to kidnap a girl he met online.
Authorities claim Steven Perry had been openly planning the murder of a girl's parents as part of a kidnapping scheme he'd scheduled for early September. Monday, a Pulaski County grand... more »
October 3, 2013 11:52 AM
According to her obituary, 9-month-old Bella Marcum had 4 other sisters. Now one of them is indicted in her death.
Jessica Marcum was indicted on the charge of capital murder Wednesday.
According to the indictment, Jessica Marcum killed her 9-month-old sister in June by suffocating her.
Bella's... more »
June 20, 2013 9:41 PM
A search team used divers and a robot to look for evidence in the slaying of a former Lexington woman who was murdered in northern Kentucky last month.
18-year-old Michaela Briede was killed in a Fort Mitchell apartment in May.
According to a Commonwealth's Aattorney's Twitter account, the... more »
June 14, 2013 5:34 PM
It's a case that went unsolved for three years, but after a six hour trip to Michigan this week, Lexington police detectives say they've arrested the man who killed Steven Kavanaugh.
Steven Kavanaugh became a new dad for the second time just days before he was gunned down on... more »
May 22, 2012 8:46 AM
DANVILLE (AP) - Police have charged a Danville man in a triple shooting that killed two and injured one. Danville Police Chief Tony Gray told The Advocate-Messenger that 39-year-old Thomas Hager has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the fatal shootings of 21-year-old Mark Snyder of Waynesburg and... more »
May 17, 2012 9:35 AM
Three men charged in the murder of a man in Franklin County pleaded not guilty Thursday morning.
The body of Charlie Monroe, 30, was discovered May 6 along the on-ramp from Kentucky Highway 127 to I-64.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff, Joshua Hammond was arrested in Franklin... more »
May 4, 2012 5:21 AM
According to Lexington police documents, officers arrested a man and charged him with murder around 11 p.m. Thursday night.
Police have not said whether this arrest is connected to the murder of Christopher Thongs.
Somebody shot the 19-year-old along Loudon Avenue Thursday afternoon. Thongs collapsed on the porch... more »
March 24, 2012 9:30 PM
Dozens gathered outside the Clark County courthouse Saturday night to remember three young men who were murdered two years ago. It was part of a vigil organized by family and friend's of the victims.
Robbie Reese, Dustin Browning and Clayton Edge were shot to death in Edge's home on... more »
November 1, 2011 6:47 AM
Louisville police made a quick arrest after the city's third murder in a 24-hour period.
WAVE 3 reports officers responding to a domestic violence call found a man beaten to death with a baseball bat along Preston Drive in the Lynnview area Monday afternoon. A few hours later, police... more »
September 22, 2011 5:52 AM
Police say they have a man in custody after a shooting death in Somerset early Thursday morning.
According to officials, a man was shot and killed just after midnight at the Magnolia Apartments along Monticello Street. A second man also suffered a gunshot wound to the torso. EMS transported... more »
August 19, 2011 6:52 AM
A Garrard County man accused of killing an intellectually-disabled man at a group home is scheduled for arraignment Friday morning.
Tyler Brock, 21, originally told police another resident at the group home was responsible, but investigators say he couldn't keep his story straight and eventually admitted to killing Shawn... more »
August 16, 2011 6:51 AM
Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man suspected in the shooting of a former UK basketball player.
Desmond Allison, 31, died at a Columbus hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds back on July 25.
Friends tell the Columbus dispatch that Allison was talking on... more »
August 11, 2011 10:22 AM
A judge sentenced a woman who admitted plotting in the murder of her grandmother to life in prison Thursday morning.
Heather McGlothen scanned the courtroom several times, apparently looking for family members, as the judge handed down the sentence.
Judge Scorsone told McGlothen that he didn't think she... more »