Man Convicted Of 2014 Murder To Be Sentenced

Posted at 7:50 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 07:50:01-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The man convicted of killing Kieara Green in 2014 is due in court Friday for sentencing.

Allen Burgess was part of a group that barged into a home on Scottsdale Drive and started shooting, killing Green in the open fire.

Burgess will likely face a lesser punishment than Green’s mother expected, due to a plea deal.

Early last month, prosecutors explained that due to the lack of witnesses Burgess would not receive a trial.

Rather he would enter an Alford plea to lesser charges likely 5 years.

Green’s mother Dinah Walker said she had no warning a deal was being made. 

"I was blindsided. I was so baffled. I was beyond myself. I want a trial for my daughter and I think I deserve to have a trial for my daughter."

Burgess’ sentencing is set for 8:30 a.m. in Fayette County.