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Mon October 20, 2008
KY Old Murder Verdict
By Todd Hatton
Murray, KY – A jury has recommended a 40-year sentence for a southwestern Kentucky man found guilty of attacking and murdering a woman in 1980.
The recommendation came Friday, just hours after the jury found 63-year-old Norman Graham guilty of killing Janice Kaye Williams on June 29, 1980.
Under guidelines in place at the time the crime was committed, Graham is eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of his sentence, or in eight years.
Graham was convicted of killing Williams, his girlfriend of about six months, in his second trial in the case.
Graham was first tried in 1981. The jury could not reach a verdict, and a mistrial was declared. Graham was indicted again in January 2007. The case was reopened because of DNA evidence.
Graham's sentencing is scheduled for November 25th.