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Friday 02/27/2015
INDICTMENTS: Woman charged in stabbing
Posted: February 27, 2015

A 21-year-old Hopkinsville woman was indicted Friday and held at the Christian County Jail on a $100,000 on allegations she stabbed another woman several times in the face, chest, arm, hands and legs.

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SENTENCINGS: Man gets 8 years for sexual abuse
Posted: February 27, 2015

Joseph R. Murphy, 37, of East Seventh Street, pleaded guilty in Christian Circuit Court and was sentenced Friday to eight years for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of two boys under 12.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Dye found competent for March trial
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 12:59 pm

ELKTON, Ky. — Todd Circuit Judge Tyler Gill declared Wednesday in court that 21-year-old Garrett Dye was found to be competent enough by the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center to defend himself in his upcoming March trial.

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Dye hearing postponed as court waits for report
Posted: February 18, 2015

ELKTON, Ky. — Todd Circuit Judge Tyler Gill and attorneys agreed to delay a competency hearing Wednesday for Garrett Dye, indicted for the murder of his stepsister in 2011.

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Friday 02/13/2015
Champion case ‘back to where we started,’ judge says
Posted: February 13, 2015

CADIZ, Ky. — Charged with murder and three counts of complicity to murder in the shooting deaths of his parents and adult sister, Ryan Champion appeared Friday in Trigg Circuit Court to work out a situation where he is without a defense attorney.

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Pair indicted for abuse of foster child
Posted: February 13, 2015

A Wooldridge Road couple were indicted Friday for first-degree criminal abuse and witness tampering.

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Incest cases against local man joined
Posted: February 13, 2015

Two separate incest cases against a Hopkinsville man will be tried at the same time following a judge’s order that the victims’ overlapping testimonies of what their father allegedly did demonstrate “consistent behavior.”

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Former soldier sentenced for child porn
Posted: February 13, 2015

A 31-year-old man who was honorably discharged from the Army due to medical issues in 2014 was sentenced this week to five years in prison for 10 counts of possessing child porn in 2009.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Woman indicted in Champion murders; defense attorney out
Updated: February 11, 2015 - 9:13 pm

On Facebook, 41-year-old Ann L. Plotkin professed his innocence and wrote how she loves Ryan Champion, a 36-year-old man accused of working with a 22-year-old to kill Champion’s parents and adult sister in their Trigg County home before turning the gun on the alleged accomplice.

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Man who robbed AC Automotive gets 13 years
Posted: February 11, 2015

A man involved in a 2012 armed robbery at a used car dealership was sentenced Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court to 13 years in prison, which he will begin serving after he completes a prison sentence in another state.

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