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May 20, 2010

Daughter pleads not guilty in mother’s death

CORBIN — By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer

On Tuesday, Patricia Lawson, 57, pleaded not guilty in the January death of her 76-year-old mother, Georgia Dotson.

Lawson had surrendered herself to Williamsburg police last Wednesday and is lodged in the Whitley County jail with her daughter, Michelle Loy, 37, who is also charged with murder in the case.

The mother and daughter appeared in Whitley Circuit Court at a pre-trial conference. The next court appearance for the two will be at 1 p.m. on June 14.

Nearly a week before indictments against Loy and Lawson were returned, Loy had been jailed on two third-degree terroristic threatening charges and a single charge of intimidating a participant in a legal process.

Along with murder, she was also indicted on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse.

Lawson was indicted only on a murder charge.

The initial investigation of Dotson’s Jan. 21 death was made by Whitley Coroner Andy Croley.

He noted some inconsistencies during the investigation and notified Williamsburg police.

Dotson was sent to the state medical examiner for an autopsy followed by investigation by forensic anthropologist Emily Craig.

Craig ruled that Dotson died of blunt force trauma which had not resulted from a fall.

Bruising to Dotson’s head and face had been covered by makeup, according to Williamsburg police chief Wayne Bird, who also reported, “She had numerous rib fractures, some old. They were in three stages, old, hearing and very recent.”

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