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Murder Trial Begins In Marshall County

Aug 27, 2012
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Despite prosecution efforts to reach a plea bargain, jury selection begins tomorrow in Marshall Circuit Court for a murder trial stemming from a 2011 fatal car-truck crash.  Nineteen-year-old Tiffany Pittman has been charged with murder, first degree assault, and first offense DUI in the incident which took the life of 45-year-old Stephen J. Harper.  Police say Pittman was driving drunk and arguing with an intoxicated passenger when her car rammed Harper’s pick-up truck on U-S Highway 68.  

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The attorney for Kevin Wayne Dunlap says her client was incompetent to plead guilty in the slayings of three children because part of his brain is missing.

Dunlap's lawyer, Kathleen Schmidt, told the Kentucky Supreme Court in a brief that Dunlap does not have a right frontal lobe,

Evrard Murder-Kidnapping Trial Postponed

Jul 27, 2012
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McCracken Circuit Judge Craig Clymer has postponed the trial of three family members charged with kidnapping and murdering  21-year-old Casondra Evrard in 2010. 

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One man is dead and another jailed after an apparent fight led to a murder early Friday in Paducah. Police responded to a call early yesterday after someone saw a man pushing a shopping cart with a body in it. 

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Nashville man suspected of killing his wife yesterday.  The KSP in McCracken County were looking for a Mercedes involved in a hit and run around noon on I-24.  

Fort Campbell Soldier Sentenced to Life

May 9, 2012

A Fort Campbell soldier has been sentenced to life without parole in the deaths of his estranged wife and former mother-in-law. Brent Burke was charged in the 2007 slayings of Tracy Burke and Karen Comer. He had four mistrials in civilian court in Hardin County leading charges to be dismissed. 

Fort Campbell Soldier Arrested

Apr 16, 2012

A Fort Campbell soldier has been arrested in Georgia after a high-speed chase in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife. Army officials say they were responding to a report of a domestic dispute in on-base housing Friday when they discovered the body of the soldier’s wife. The suspect was apprehended after a chase involving Georgia State Police.  Fort Campbell officials say the suspect shot himself and was in critical condition Saturday evening. The names of the suspect and the victim are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

 

Police say they've arrested a western Kentucky teen and charged her with murder in the death of her newborn.  Detective Matt Smith told The Paducah Sun that the infant was found in November in a plastic clothes bag in the teen's closet, but she wasn't charged until autopsy results and lab work came back from the medical examiner's office.  The 18-year-old was arrested Monday, but her name wasn't released because she was 17 when the infant died.  Police said the teen had called a friend and told her she had the baby at home and it had died. The friend then called police.

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