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Couple found with dead body in their home, turn down plea offers, opt for jury trial

A southern Whitley County couple, who were found with a dead body in their bedroom and blood on them more than two years ago, has turned down plea deals offered to them by the prosecution and are instead opting for a jury trial, which is scheduled to start in mid-November. Chris...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019

Nov. 19 trial date set for couple accused of murder

A southern Whitley County couple, who have been in jail since July 24, 2017, accused of beating a woman to death, are scheduled to stand trial this fall after apparently both rejected plea deals. Chris James Lowe, 40, and Lori Mattie, 39, are charged with murder and first-degree...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019

Murder trial delayed as defendants mull plea offers

The May 28 trial date of a southern Whitley County couple, who are accused of beating a woman to death in 2017, has been postponed for a couple more months in part to give the defendants more time to mull a plea offer from the prosecutor. Chris James Lowe, 40, and Lori Mattie,...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019

Whitley County couple’s murder trial delayed

The trial of a southern Whitley County couple, who are accused of beating a woman to death last year, has been postponed. Chris James Lowe, 39, and Lori Mattie, 38, were scheduled to stand trial April 23 in Whitley Circuit Court on charges of murder and first-degree unlawful...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018

Whitley County Grand Jury indicts Lowe, Mattie for murder

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted a southern Whitley County couple for murder in connection with the beating death of a woman, who was found dead in a bedroom at their home last month. The grand jury indicted Chris James Lowe, 39, and Lori Mattie, 37, both of 324 Old Mud...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017

Couple had blood on clothes, body in bedroom, detective testifies

Chris Lowe is charged with murder in Michelle Marlow’s death. A southern Whitley County couple had a dead woman in their bedroom and blood on their clothing when Kentucky State Police showed up at their home on July 23 investigating a complaint about an unresponsive woman...
Posted On 02 Aug 2017