murder trial

Kentucky State Police

The Mayfield man facing four charges of capital murder has pleaded not guilty today in Calloway County Circuit Court.  

Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship says he’ll  likely seek the death penalty for 21-year-old Pascasio Pacheco, which could make it the first case in close to a century.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has overturned murder and arson convictions of a Graves County man claiming a lack of women on the jury contributed to the conviction. 

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A Hickman, Kentucky man has been indicted again in the fatal shooting of the city’s mayor after he was ruled competent to stand trial. Commonwealth Attorney Mike Stacy says murder charges have been issued against 30-year-old Tommy Lattus for the January shooting of Mayor Charles Murphy.

Judge Declares Mistrial in Russell Case

Sep 11, 2012
kentuckystatepolice.org

Trigg Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall has declared a mistrial in the trial of Claude Russell, who was charged with killing Chantell Humphries in 2002. The Kentucky New Era reports the action came Monday night after a nine-day trial when jurors twice reported they could not come up with a unanimous verdict. Humphries' body was found on a cattle farm in Trigg County in June 2002.