Man Arrested In Connection To Frankfort Murder

Posted at 8:25 AM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 08:25:08-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Sheriff’s officials have arrested a man in connection to a recent homicide.

37-year-old Billy Joe Turner was taken into custody Tuesday night around 10:43 p.m. and charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Officials say he is connected to the death of 39-year-old Margaret Elizabeth Smith, who was found in her home Tuesday dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Derek Garten, the man identified as a person-of-interest in the case, has not yet been taken into custody.