Judge enters not guilty plea for woman arrested in connection to Jackson County death investigation

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Posted at 9:23 AM, Sep 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-08 10:35:12-04

MCKEE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police arrested 43-year-old Karen Clemmons in connection to a death investigation which started July 23 in Jackson County.

Clemmons is charged with murder and receiving stolen property charges.

During an arraignment Thursday morning, Judge Allen Roberts entered a not guilty plea and ordered a public defender to handle the case. A preliminary hearing is set for October 3.

Around 8:33 p.m. Saturday, July 23, KSP received a call from Jackson County 911 requesting investigative assistance when 83-year-old Mary King Abrams was found dead inside a home on Rice Hill Road.

According to police, a car that belonged to Abrams was also stolen.

There is no word on a known connection between Clemmons and Abrams at this time.

Clemmons is being held in the Jackson County Detention Center.