By Jeff Noble
Lisa Gilliam, the Laurel County woman accused of murdering her husband, London attorney Larry Gilliam in January 2011, was acquitted Friday afternoon at a pre-trial conference in Laurel Circuit Court.
The case will not be retried.
Special Judge Robert McGinnis, who was the judge in Gilliam's murder trial in September, said there was not enough evidence for another trial.
"The judge said, 'they could try her ten times, and I don't think that a jury will find her guilty," according to bench clerk Brandy Sprinkles.
The murder trial began September 17 and ran for three days, before the trial ended in a hung jury on Sept. 19.
By Jeff Noble
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BREAKING NEWS: Former Director of Pupil Personnel gets shock probation hearing
Former Director of Pupil Personnel at Laurel County Schools, Charles Phelps, had a shock probation hearing today, but an answer on whether or not he will get out of jail won’t come until next week. For more on this story, see Friday's edition of the Times-Tribune.
BREAKING NEWS: Former Fire Chief enters into plea agreement
Former Stinking Creek Volunteer Fire Department Chief, Jesse Jaynes, entered into a plea agreement today in the shooting death of James Cox. For more on this story, see Friday's edition of the Times-Tribune.
KCEOC gets old B’ville nursing home
“It’s a work in progress, and it’s a good Christmas present.”
That’s what KCEOC Community Action’s President and CEO, Paul Dole, said moments after an agreement was signed Wednesday morning, in which the old Barbourville Nursing Home was donated to the community action agency.
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Husband, wife indicted for robbery
A Walton man was handed a 33-count indictment by Judge Paul K. Winchester in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
2 explosions at Boston marathon finish line
BOSTON (AP) — Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.
Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.
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Whitley jail inmate escapes
Whitley County Jailer Ken Mobley confirmed a detention center inmate walked off a work-release detail Monday.
Seven confirmed dead in Saturday fire
By Jeff Noble
Seven persons — a man, a woman and five children — perished Saturday morning in a house fire on Sam Parker Road in the Gray community in Knox County.
As of Saturday afternoon, the names of those who died were not identified and have not been confirmed. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene by Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins.
'Several' perish in Saturday morning blaze
By Becky Killian
Emergency responders are on the scene of a Saturday morning fire along Sam Parker Road in Gray.
Initial reports indicate seven people may have died in the fire, including five children and two adults.
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