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Testing of blood evidence slowing progress in murder case where victim was stabbed 39 times

When friends and family members found Billy Lawson dead on Feb. 11, inside a game room he operated on the Kentucky side of Jellico, there was “blood everywhere,” a caller told Whitley County E-911 dispatchers. Authorities determined that he had been stabbed 39 times. A trio of...
Posted On 06 Dec 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...

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

Attorney for murder suspect wants his statements to police suppressed

Lawyers for a Corbin man, who is facing a possible death sentence for allegedly killing three people in 2018, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child, want to have his statements to police suppressed although it isn’t exactly clear why they want those statements...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019

Two more Indiana men indicted Monday in connection with 2017 Whitley County triple homicide

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted two Indianapolis men Monday morning in connection with the 2017 triple homicide of a local family. The grand jury indicted Darnel Chivers, 39, and Anthony Hester, 34, charging them with three counts of murder in the strangulation deaths of...
Posted On 20 May 2019

W’burg trio indicted for murder, could face death penalty

A trio of Williamsburg residents, who were indicted Monday morning for murder and robbery in the killing of a man near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line in Jellico last month, could potentially face the death penalty, if convicted. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

New details emerge about Williamsburg man’s killing

New details are slowly emerging about the killing of a Williamsburg man, who was found stabbed to death last week in a building in far southern Whitley County, after a review of court records and 911 recordings connected to the killing. The recordings were obtained through an...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019

Three Indianapolis men arrested for murder in 2017 Deep Branch Road triple homicide case

Residents in Eastern Whitley County can rest a little easier tonight knowing that the men believed to be responsible for a previously unsolved 2017 triple homicide have now been apprehended. The last of three Indianapolis men, who Williamsburg police believe was involved in the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019

Accused burglar caught in the act

A Williamsburg man is behind bars after he was caught allegedly trying to break into a house Sunday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Lawson arrested Nick Lambdin, 26, of Shelbie Hurst Road, about 3:03 p.m. charging him with first-degree burglary, first-degree...
Posted On 05 Dec 2018

Missing person case turns into homicide investigation; one arrested

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Posted On 05 Sep 2018