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Couple found with dead body in their home, turn down plea offers, opt for jury trial

A southern Whitley County couple, who were found with a dead body in their bedroom and blood on them more than two years ago, has turned down plea deals offered to them by the prosecution and are instead opting for a jury trial, which is scheduled to start in mid-November. Chris...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019

Nov. 19 trial date set for couple accused of murder

A southern Whitley County couple, who have been in jail since July 24, 2017, accused of beating a woman to death, are scheduled to stand trial this fall after apparently both rejected plea deals. Chris James Lowe, 40, and Lori Mattie, 39, are charged with murder and first-degree...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019

Joshua Davenport convicted of 2018 murder of his wife, Stephanie

A Corbin man was found guilty Thursday of murdering his wife in 2018. Following two full days of testimony, the jury comprised of eight men and four women took one hour and 17 minutes to convict Joshua Davenport, 40, of murder and tampering with physical evidence in the fatal...

Trial begins Tuesday in case of Corbin man accused of murdering wife

The trial of a Corbin man accused of murdering his wife and planting the gun to make it appear to be a suicide began Tuesday in Laurel Circuit Court. Joshua Tate Davenport, 40, was indicted in 2018 on charges of murder – domestic violence, and tampering with physical evidence in...

Prosecutors seeking death penalty against recently indicted Nicholas Rucker

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a Woodbine man, who was indicted Monday for allegedly killing his girlfriend in May before fleeing the scene and spending 44 days on the run. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every...
Posted On 21 Aug 2019

Murder suspect ordered to undergo competency exam

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly killed his aunt, Wanda Richardson, on June 21 by beating and stabbing her, has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric exam. On July 15, a Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Michael Worley, 41, for murder in Richardson’s death. During a court...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

Nantz to be arraigned today in federal murder case

One week after a federal grand jury indicted him for the murder of Geri D. Johnson on March 16, Daniel S. Nantz is scheduled to make his initial court appearance. Nantz, 29, of Woodbine, is scheduled to be arraigned at 4 p.m. today in U.S. District Court in London on charges of...

Nantz facing federal murder charge for death of Geri Johnson

A federal grand jury has returned a murder indictment against Daniel S. Nantz of Woodbine in connection with the March 16 fatal shooting of a pregnant woman, who prosecutors claim was killed in order to keep her from cooperating with federal authorities about Nantz’s...

Whitley County Grand Jury indicts Worley for murder

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted a Williamsburg man for murder Monday morning in connection to the June 21 killing of his aunt, Wanda Richardson, who was beaten and stabbed. Public Advocate Caleb Pittman entered a not guilty plea for Michael Worley during his arraignment...
Posted On 21 Jul 2019

Rucker denies killing his girlfriend during jailhouse interview

Though Nicholas Rucker did not testify at his hearing on Tuesday in Whitley County District Court. He did, however, sit down for a jailhouse interview with the Mountain Advocate last week. Here is his side of the story. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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