Michael Joseph Burke


Prosecutors have extended a plea offer to a man charged with stabbing and killing his mother last summer in Murray. Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship says he made the offer last week to the attorney of Michael Joseph Burke. Burke's attorney, Cheri Riedel, confirmed receiving the offer Friday during a hearing before Calloway Circuit Judge Dennis Foust.  Riedel says she hasn't met with Burke about the offer.

Court Must Determine if Man Accused of Killing Mother Competent

Nov 14, 2012

A judge must determine if a Murray man charged with killing his mother is fit to stand trial. Michael Joseph Burke recently underwent a psychological evaluation at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in LaGrange. The Paducah Sun reports Karen McClellan died from at least 25 stab wounds on July 9th.

Police arrested a Murray man late last night after his mother was found dead in an apartment.