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Parole denied for Karen Brown, will serve out life sentence for murder-for-hire plot

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 11:09:23-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky Parole Board voted Monday to serve out the prison sentence of Karen Brown, who was involved in a murder-for-hire plot in 1986.

Brown will now remain in prison and be unable to come before the board again, barring court action.

Brown was convicted for her role in a plot to kill Michael Turpin. His wife Elizabeth Turpin spearheaded the murder-for-hire plot.

According to testimony, Elizabeth Turpin and Brown planned on splitting Michael Turpin's life insurance policy, valued at $60,000, and they paid Keith Bouchard to kill him.

Brown, it was revealed, held Turpin down as Bouchard stabbed him more than 20 times. They then dumped his body in Lexington's Jacobson Park lake.

Parole was denied in December for Elizabeth Turpin who will also serve out the remainder of her life sentence.