Kentucky State Police have charged three local residents with murder in connection with the killing of a Williamsburg man, who was found dead inside a building near the Tennessee state line late Monday morning.
State police charged Jordan Lee Miracle, 22, of Pine Knot, Jamie Muse and James Muse, both 27, of Williamsburg, with murder, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.
Miracle was booked into the Whitley County Detention Center shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Jamie Muse and James Muse were booked into the Whitley County Detention Center shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced the victim, Billy Ray Lawson, 45, dead at 12:22 p.m. Monday from multiple sharp force injuries. The manner of death is being classified as a homicide.
For additional details, see Wednesday’s edition of the News Journal.