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 »
August 11, 2011 5:25 AM
A woman who admitted to playing a role in the murder of her own grandmother will face a judge Thursday morning and learn her sentence.
Dominique Lewis was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of 78-year-old Marilyn Hegge nearly a month ago. That same day,... more »
August 1, 2011 6:14 AM
A Nicholas County teenager accused of killing his own mother will head to court Monday.
Police say Samuel Terrell, 19, shot Betty Jo Terrell in the head during an argument last May.
Terrell has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
July 28, 2011 8:31 AM
FORT CAMPBELL (AP) - A U.S. Army National Guardsman was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the chance of parole for the murder of an Afghan civilian. Sgt. Derrick Miller of Hagerstown, Md., shook hands with several soldiers in his unit after the 10-member military jury delivered the sentence... more »
July 28, 2011 5:36 AM
FORT CAMPBELL (AP) - A hearing is Thursday at Fort Campbell in the case of an Army soldier charged with the 2007 slayings of his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law. Four efforts to try Sgt. Brent Burke in civilian court in the Hardin County shooting deaths ended in two... more »
July 27, 2011 5:25 AM
Friends of a former UK basketball player murdered in Columbus, Ohio say an argument over a cap may have led to the shooting.
Desmond Allison, 31, died at a Columbus hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds Monday afternoon, according to police.
Friends tell the Columbus dispatch that Allison... more »
July 26, 2011 5:54 AM
He called a friend's murder a wakeup call, only to suffer the same fate some five years later.
Former UK basketball player Desmond Allison, 31, was murdered outside a Columbus, Ohio apartment complex Monday afternoon. Police say he was shot in the chest, possibly during an argument over a... more »
July 14, 2011 6:49 AM
A judge in Lexington is expected to sentence a man convicted in the beating death of his girlfriend's grandmother.
Dominique Lewis admitted to killing 78-year-old Marilyn Hegge in 2008. She was found beaten to death in her Red River Drive Home.
Hegge's granddaughter Heather McGlothen also faces charges.... more »
July 13, 2011 1:11 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A young Brooklyn boy who vanished while walking home from a day camp in one of the safest parts of the city was killed and dismembered by a stranger he had turned to for help after getting lost, police said Wednesday. An intense search for the... more »
July 5, 2011 4:22 PM
Family members faced the man they suspect murdered Tena McNeely for the first time in Anderson County on Tuesday.
Terrence Cram pleaded not guilty to the murder charges filed against him.
McNeely was found murdered in January. It took police six months to catch up with Cram. Family... more »
July 5, 2011 10:00 AM
An Anderson County man arrested last month in Arizona in the January killing of a woman pleaded not guilty in the case Tuesday morning.
Investigators say they received a tip that suspect Terry Cram was living in Goodyear, Arizona. He was arrested by U.S. Marshals on June 15. Cram... more »
July 4, 2011 2:21 PM
A Madison County couple have been arrested after their an autopsy revealed that their 7-month-old daughter died from multiple injuries, including a fractured skull.
William Leroy Dawes, 27, is charged with murder and Diana Dawes, 25, is charged with first-degree criminal abuse and complicity to commit murder in the... more »
June 29, 2011 5:47 AM
Kentucky State Police arrested a woman and charged her with murder after a double shooting in Perry County Tuesday night.
Police say Kirby Couch and Cindy Caudill were four wheeling around 10:30 p.m. in the Brownsfork Community. Couch's sister, Sarah Melton, fired one shotgun blast at the pair, hitting... more »
June 24, 2011 11:00 AM
The trial of a Madison County man accused of killing his wife and holding several people hostage in Pulaski County has been delayed until August.
Jason Singleton was arrested back in January after police say he held several people hostage at a Somerset trucking company. Investigators believe Singleton dismembered... more »
June 8, 2011 6:01 AM
Police in Adair County arrested a suspect and charged him with murder Tuesday evening after a man was run over by a car and then shot.
Kentucky State Police say troopers discovered Michael Cowan, 61, with an apparent gunshot wound to the head along Russell Springs Road around 6... more »
June 7, 2011 8:25 AM
Investigators say an elderly man found dead in his Lewis County home Sunday was shot several times.
Lewis County Sheriff's deputies say a relative stopped by to visit Lowell Skidmore at his home around 2 p.m. and found the 75-year-old man dead on the kitchen floor. Glass was shattered... more »
June 6, 2011 8:30 AM
PIKEVILLE (AP) - Two men have been arrested in the death of a Pike County man whose body was found in his burning home. Jeffrey Michael Lowe and Randy Thomas are charged in the killing of Millard Clay Thornhill, according to the Appalachian News-Express. Lowe and Thomas were held Monday... more »
June 6, 2011 6:07 AM
A man convicted of kidnapping and murdering his ex-girlfriend will learn his sentence Monday.
Robin Mapel escaped from the Montgomery County jail back in 2008, kidnapped Melissa Patrick and shot her twice, killing her. Patrick was the mother of Mapel's son.
A jury found Mapel guilty back in... more »
June 2, 2011 2:28 AM
Lexington police arrested the husband of a woman who was found badly beaten in her back yard nearly a year ago, and charged him with murder early Thursday morning.
At this time, police have not said whose murder Donald Southworth, 48, has been charged in connection with, and they... more »
June 1, 2011 10:51 AM
A man charged with the murder of an eastern Kentucky teenager appeared in a Woodford County courtroom Wednesday in the case.
Aexander Muniz's attorney plead not guilty on his behalf in the murder of James Michael Crowe, 18. Police say Crowe, of Prestonsburg was found shot to death in... more »
June 1, 2011 6:27 AM
The man charged in the murder of an eastern Kentucky teenager is due to appear in a Woodford County courtroom Wednesday.
Police say Alexander Muniz, 27, shot and killed James Michael Crowe, 18.
Back in April, Crowe was found shot to death in the parking lot of an... more »
May 30, 2011 11:09 AM
FLEMINGSBURG (AP) - Kentucky prosecutors are seeking to extradite from Ohio three men charged with shooting deaths of a couple in May 2005. Fleming County Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Adkins told The Maysville Ledger-Independent the men are fighting extradition, where they were arrested May 10. Adkins said a governor's warrant,... more »
May 5, 2011 4:45 PM
Lexington Police are investigating what the Fayette County coroner called a "brutal" murder after a body was discovered in a Lexington home Thursday morning.
The body was discovered in a home on Centre Parkway. The coroner said the victim, a white, 57-year-old male, had been dead inside the home... more »
May 5, 2011 5:59 AM
On Wednesday evening, Kentucky State Police made two arrests in the murder of a Leslie County man.
Last October, Norman Adams died when his ATV went plummeting down an embankment. It was first considered an accident, but after further investigation, police say they determined it was a murder.
... more »
May 3, 2011 5:57 AM
A Taylor County woman who pleaded guilty to killing her husband is expected to finally learn her fate Tuesday.
Sentencing is scheduled for Geneva Hicks. She admitted to shooting and killing Randolph Hicks Jr. in May of 2009.
Family members say they received a call from Geneva that... more »
April 29, 2011 12:08 PM
A man accused of robbing then murdering a McCreary County woman has entered a guilty plea in the case, avoiding a possible death sentence.
Ronnie Laxton, 42, admitted to robbing and killing Patricia Stephens, 61, in her Pine Knot home in September 2009. Laxton has agreed to a life... more »
April 29, 2011 9:02 AM
A judge denied an appeal for a Missouri police officer twice convicted in the 2004 murder of a Boyle County native, according to the victim's mother.
Jesse Valencia's mother says the judge denied a new trial for Stephen Rios.
Police say Rios slashed the 23-year-old's throat. Valencia was... more »
April 20, 2011 10:52 AM
A new trial date is set for the Louisville man charged with killing a Sullivan University student.
Gregory O'Bryan is now set for trial in April 2012 following his latest court appearance Tuesday. O'Bryan is facing murder and several other charges in Andrew Compton's death.
Compton disappeared in... more »
April 19, 2011 5:42 AM
A woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and then showing up at the hospital with the victim's preterm baby boy is scheduled for court Tuesday.
Jamie Stice's body was found in a wooded area near Bowling Green last week. Investigators say Stice died from multiple , intentional cuts... more »
March 30, 2011 9:28 AM
A woman charged in the brutal murder of an elderly man in Pulaski County pleaded guilty Wednesday morning.
Homer Carrender was murdered back in 2009. Police say the 72-year-old was beaten and stabbed to death during a robbery. Peggy Mina and her nephew Rafael Robinson were charged with murder... more »
March 28, 2011 6:22 AM
Kentucky State Police arrested a man and charged him with murder after a Letcher County shooting Sunday afternoon.
Police say troopers responded to a shooting report in the Jenkins Community just after 1 p.m. When police arrived, they discovered Walter Johnson, 39, of Atlanta, suffering from a gunshot wound.... more »
March 24, 2011 9:54 AM
A man charged with the murder of his wife in Madison County pleaded not-guilty to separate charges stemming from a Pulaski County hostage situation.
Jason Singleton, 35, was arrested in January after a standoff with police at a Pulaski County business where he held several people hostage at gunpoint.... more »
March 23, 2011 10:45 AM
Police have charged a 15-year-old in the murder of a husband and wife in Edmonton County.
Police say they began searching for Kyra Shockley, 12, after her parents reported her missing early Tuesday morning. They believed she was with Christopher Endicott, 15. Officers went to the home of his... more »
March 22, 2011 10:21 AM
COVINGTON (AP) - A second suspect in the killing of a man and the burning of his body has accepted a plea deal in Covington. Patrick Cooke of Covington pleaded guilty on Monday to facilitation to murder, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence, reports The Kentucky Enquirer. The 26-year-old... more »
March 22, 2011 8:52 AM
Some Yellow Cab drivers expressed fear and anxiety after the murder of a fellow driver over the weekend, and the wife of the slain cabbie called for more enhanced safety features in cabs.
Amine Lemghaili, 28, was found shot to death inside his cab along Hedgewood Court Sunday morning.... more »
March 21, 2011 1:19 PM
A young mother faced with raising her child alone pleaded for someone to come forward with information on her husband's murder when she spoke with LEX 18 Monday.
Rachel Ratliff's husband Amine Lemghaili, 28, was found shot to death inside his cab along Hedgewood Court Sunday morning. Police say... more »
March 21, 2011 10:27 AM
Two Kentucky women pleaded guilty to killing their husbands, according to the Central Kentucky News Journal in Taylor County.
The newspaper reports both Jennifer Hatcher and Geneva Hicks entered guilty pleas on Friday.
Investigators say Hatcher stabbed Jeff Adkins to death in January 2010. A 15 year sentenced... more »
March 10, 2011 8:28 AM
A man accused of multiple murders in Jackson County has entered another guilty plea.
On Tuesday, Ervin King signed a plea deal admitting he broke into Dolly Payne's home and strangled her back in 1990.
King previously pleaded guilty to the 1998 murder of two other people and... more »
February 21, 2011 9:49 AM
Kentucky State Police in Knox County are looking for a man possibly involved in a robbery and murder.
Police say they got a call from a UPS employee saying he found a body at a home along KY-223 in Dewitt. Investigators say evidence at the scene indicates Katherine Mills,... more »
February 15, 2011 6:26 AM
The mother of a murdered Powell County man held a Valentine's Day vigil for her slain son on Monday.
On Dec. 14, Carol Maggard discovered her son, Charles Maggard, dead in his home. Powell County authorities charged Woodie Sons, the manager of a Powell County fitness center, with the... more »
February 15, 2011 5:33 AM
New information came out during testimony in the case of a woman arrested in Louisville following the deaths of two children.
Chase DeBlase, 3, and Natalie Deblase, 4, went missing last November. Their skeletal remains were discovered about a month later in Mississippi and Alabama.
During a hearing... more »
February 11, 2011 6:53 AM
Nearly a year after a woman was found dead in Louisville, police have filed murder charges against her business partner.
Diane Tanselle, 51, disappeared in April of 2010. About a week later, police discovered her body in a van parked outside of an apartment complex near the home of... more »
February 9, 2011 6:04 AM
A Fayette County grand jury indicted five people in connection with the November shooting death of a Lexington man and an assault on another.
Police charged Daniel Gadson, Mon-Trevell Lewis and Elizandrae Warren with murder for the shooting death of Darryl Carter during a robbery. The three also stand... more »