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‘I didn’t kill nobody,’ suspect tells judge

A Williamsburg man, who stayed inside the apartment he shared with his girlfriend for weeks after he allegedly killed her with the body sealed in a large garbage can in the closet, had several Google searches on his cell phone for things, such as how long it takes a body to...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021

Additional details emerging in W’burg murder case

Williamsburg Police are starting to learn a little more about the killing of a Williamsburg woman, who was last seen on Jan. 7 and whose body was found inside her apartment Monday. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please...
Posted On 03 Feb 2021

Dead body found in missing W’burg woman’s apartment; boyfriend charged with murder Monday

A Williamsburg missing person case turned into a homicide investigation Monday after police found what they believe to be the victim’s remains inside her apartment, and arrested her boyfriend, John P. Meadows, for murder. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird, who is the...
Posted On 01 Feb 2021

After 6 months, Taylor transferred to state prison

Courtney Taylor, who is serving three sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2017 killings of her husband and two teenage daughters, has gotten her wish and was been transferred out of the Whitley County Detention Center about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. On...
Posted On 14 Jan 2021

Whitley County woman convicted in 1989 Knox County murder, paroled

A Whitley county woman who, along with her husband, was convicted of murdering two men on August 29, 1989 has been granted parole after 31 years in prison. The woman was originally scheduled to remain incarcerated until 2064, her husband remains locked up. The widow of one of the...
Posted On 02 Oct 2020
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Murder suspect claims victim killed herself, wants copies of her medical, psychological records

Nicholas Rucker, who is charged with murder, claims that he didn’t kill Vicki Conner on May 22, 2019, and that instead Conner shot herself to death right in front of him. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to...
Posted On 23 Sep 2020

Michigan man sentenced to 35 years for 2019 murder at Gray convenience store

Murderer Phillip Lewis was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison for the January 2019 murder of Gary Medlin. Lewis entered the A&B Quick Stop in Gray in the early hours of Jan. 16, 2019, where he used a firearm in an attempted robbery. 25-year-old Gary Medlin attempted to...

Murder defendant gives judge homework in order to better understand mental illness

Whitley Circuit Judge Dan Ballou got some homework Thursday morning while he was presiding over a case in court. After Jeffery Cole pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder and second-degree assault, Cole, who has a long history of mental illness – including one time trying...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020

Paul Parsons gets 20-year prison sentence, letter from victim’s mother

The mother of a Whitley County murder victim has a few words for her son’s killer, but we will probably never know what those words are. In the early morning hours of June 17, 2017, Paul Parsons gunned down Denver Nicely, 47, of Corbin, and Joshua C. Wernicke, 29, of Keavy, at a...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020

‘No one deserves to suffer at the hands of these two again,’ mother tells judge

“No one deserves to suffer at the hands of these two again,” Michelle Marlow’s mother, Anna Rigney, told Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester Tuesday afternoon during the sentencing hearing for her daughter’s two killers. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020