Man Sentenced In August Murder

Posted at 3:22 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 15:22:56-04

POWELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Powell County man accused of killing a man with a hammer and then living with the body in his apartment has been sentenced for a lesser charge. 

Police said that Jeremiah Vaught hit 22-year-old Josh Ross in the head with a hammer. Vaught was arrested in October and charged with murder, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse. 

He’s also charged with trying to hide the hammer and a knife. 

His murder charge was downgraded to manslaughter, which he’ll serve ten years for the charges.