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Deadly Robbery Case Moves Forward

Posted at 6:14 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 18:14:16-04

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The case involving the murder of Lauryn Kinne is moving forward to a grand jury.

The four men charged in connection to the robbery that ended in the 22-year-old pregnant woman’s death were back in court before a judge Thursday afternoon.

In court, Detective Keith Armstrong testified that before dawn on April 9, Jonathan Harley walked into the Saffell Street home and less than one minute later, two masked men barged inside while another suspect, Robert Jones, waited in a car outside.

He said that the people inside the home, including Joe Luttrell and Lauryn Kinne, were ordered downstairs and ordered to give up valuables. A struggle broke out between Luttrell and Austin Chilton.

The detective said that is when Derrick Morris hit Luttrell with a firearm, which discharged and struck Kinne.

All four defendants are charged in the robbery, but Morris is also charged with murder.

After some defense attorneys argued for a decrease in bond, the judge actually increased the amount to $250,000 for Jones, Chilton, and Harley. For Morris, the bond is now set at $500,000.

Kinne’s family told LEX 18 that they want justice.