The case of a Kentucky woman accused in her son's apparent drowning has ended in a mistrial.

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A Kentucky woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of a baby. 

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A Tennessee man charged with killing a woman in western Kentucky has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.  

Calloway Circuit Judge Dennis Foust handed down the sentence Monday to 56-year-old James Paul Cook of McLemoresville, Tennessee.  Cook was originally charged with wanton murder in the death of 37-year-old Desiree Moore of Puryear, Tennessee, but entered an Alford plea in November to a charge of manslaughter.  

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A Marshall County jury will be back in session Tuesday to recommend a sentence for a 20-year-old woman convicted last week of second-degree manslaughter, wanton endangerment and drunken driving in a 2011 traffic death. After three days of testimony and more than four hours of deliberation the jury returned the verdict against Tiffany Pittman.


A McCracken circuit judge has denied probation for a Paducah man whose stepdaughter was killed while riding with him on a motorcycle. Kira Bryant was just 14 when she died in a summer 2011 crash.  Jamison Turney pled guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the case. Authorities say his blood-alcohol level was .09 percent and that Kira Bryant was not wearing a helmet. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Raymond McGee opposed the probation request, saying early release of a drunk driver who killed a teenager unduly depreciates the seriousness of the crime.