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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

Pardon issued in case of 1993 Knox County murder where victim’s body was stuff in 55-gallon barrel

By Charles Myrick For the News Journal A man convicted in the gruesome 1993 murder that left Knox County shaken has been given an unconditional pardon by former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. Delmar Partin, now 63, was serving a life sentence for the death of Betty Carnes on...

Testing of blood evidence slowing progress in murder case where victim was stabbed 39 times

When friends and family members found Billy Lawson dead on Feb. 11, inside a game room he operated on the Kentucky side of Jellico, there was “blood everywhere,” a caller told Whitley County E-911 dispatchers. Authorities determined that he had been stabbed 39 times. A trio of...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019

Verdict: Jury convicts Lowe, Mattie of murder Friday; life sentences recommended

Over the course of about four hours on July 23, 2017, Michelle Marlow was viciously beaten to death at a home on Old Mud Creek Road. Her attackers thought she had taken $300 from them. The money was never found. The beating was so severe that the mother of nine children and three...
Posted On 22 Nov 2019

Lowe-Mattie Trial Day 3: Lowe takes stand in his own defense

On July 23, 2017, then Kentucky State Police Sgt. Tony Dingess followed a trial of blood and drag marks from a gravel road through Chris Lowe and Lori Mattie’s yard up to the backdoor of their Old Mud Creek Road home. Dingess saw more blood in the kitchen floor and then in the...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019