Man convicted in 2018 murder

Posted at 1:01 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-14 06:24:42-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington man was convicted of a 2018 homicide Thursday evening.

A jury convicted Chase Helvey, 26, of Murder, Assault First Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence after four days of trial.

Helvey threatened a woman that he believed owed him money. Using a friend's phone, he lured the woman to Maxwelton Court. When the woman arrived, Helvey appeared from another room and began brutally beating the woman.

He used a wooden object, a gun, and his hands as weapons. The woman suffered serious injuries from the beating. Next, Helvey shot James Potter, the woman’s boyfriend, who was waiting in a car outside.

Potter attempted to drive away from the scene and crashed. He died from his injuries four days later.

Helvey will be sentenced an Oct. 17.