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New details released in Dec. homicide investigation

Both suspects appeared in court
Posted at 4:36 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 16:40:22-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two men charged with murder in a December attack appeared in a Fayette County courtroom Friday.

William Justus and Mervil Spencer are accused of killing Michael Coyle, 59. The charges stem from a Dec. 14 fight on Bayou Court. Coyle died from his injuries New Year's Day. A friend of the victim's says that the two men were fighting outside his apartment when Coyle grabbed a machete and told them to take their argument elsewhere.

That's when friends say Justus and Spencer attacked Coyle who ultimately died from his injuries a couple of weeks later.

Both defendants were appointed public defenders. They're due back in court on Feb. 17.