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Kentucky Affirmative Defense Law
 
ALLEN WAYNE HATCHER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

At the outset, we note that there are different versions of what occurred
on the night in question. We set forth the substantially agreed on facts before
the witnesses' retellings diverge.
On the night of November 6, 2003, Edward Tankersly and Christopher
Sexton drove from Tennessee to a bar in Bowling Green to have a few drinks
and meet women. The pair used drugs at vario... More...
   $0 (06-21-2016 - KY)

RICARDO D. TAYLOR V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

In August 2012, Appellant, Ricardo D. Taylor, had been dating Tina
Norman for nearly one month. The two had also been living together at Tina's
apartment. Around noon on August 2, 2012, while at Tina's apartment, Taylor
began questioning her about cheating on him with another man. Tina, who
was high at the time, laughed in response and Taylor became very angry. He
threw a ... More...
   $0 (06-21-2016 - KY)

ISAIAH TYLER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

At around 4:40 a.m. on the morning of December 4, 2013, Erin Floyd,
manager of the EZ Shop in Henderson, was training an employee, LaStar
McGuire, when three black men wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks
entered the store. One of the assailants was armed with a hatchet, and the
other two were armed with knives.
The women were ordered to lie on the floor. Floyd was then gr... More...
   $0 (06-21-2016 - KY)

JORDAN GREEN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

The evidence presented by the Commonwealth at trial reflected the
following facts. During the evening of June 10, 2013, Jordan Green gathered
with some friends at the home of Robert and Bobby Turner. Among those in
attendance were Robert and Bobby Turner, Jeremy Bowling, and Anthony
Wallace. During the evening, Green suggested to the group that they rob the
Garrard Market,... More...
   $0 (06-21-2016 - KY)

ERNEST LEE MANERY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Manery was in a romantic relationship with Sarah Spicer, and they lived
together with Sarah's parents, Donald and Patricia Spicer. Other occupants of
the Spicers' residence included a number of Sarah's family members and
acquaintances, including Sarah's ten year-old daughter, Jane. 2 Patricia had
custody of Jane since her birth, because Jane was born with marijuana in her
... More...
   $0 (06-20-2016 - KY)

KEVIN B. HERP V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Herp's criminal charges derive from accusations of inappropriate sexual
conduct from his nephew. In 2011, the nepheW reported to the police that
1 Ky.Const. § 110(b)(2).
Herp had molested him over twenty years earlier, around when he was a child
of eight or nine years old. In an interview with law enforcement, the nephew
recounted the contact began with Herp brushing his h... More...
   $0 (06-20-2016 - KY)

SHANNON GEARY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On August 27, 2014, a neighbor spotted William Faith on the side of the
road, bound by extension cords, yelling for help. Earlier in the day, a woman
approached Faith's house claiming she was there to deliver a letter from his
paramour. Under these false pretenses, she and the two men who
accompanied her gained entry to Faith's home. One of the men concealed his
identity w... More...
   $0 (06-20-2016 - KY)

DAVID A. CALHOUN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Six-year-old Rachel'2 was Calhoun's stepdaughter. Her mother left
Rachel at home with Calhoun while she went shopping. Calhoun allegedly took
Rachel into his bedroom where he forced her to perform oral sex on him and
warned her not to tell anyone about the incident.
When Rachel's mother returned home, Rachel told her something had
happened while she was gone. Rachel's mot... More...
   $0 (06-20-2016 - KY)

THE KENTUCKY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL V. BRANTLEY DUNAWAY

In May 2011, KSF, a nonprofit theatrical organization, hired Brantley
Dunaway to serve as its director. KSF and Dunaway entered into an
Employment Agreement which provided Dunaway with an annual salary to be
supplemented with bonus payments each fiscal year if certain revenue
increases were achieved. Two years later, amid accusations of impropriety,
KSF terminated Dunaway'... More...
   $0 (06-20-2016 - KY)

DEDRICK A. JACKSON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

In 2011, police received several anonymous tips that Dedrick Jackson
and his girlfriend, Anna Roberts, were selling drugs out of their apartment.
They set up surveillance of the apartment, during which officers observed
activity that, in their experience, was characteristic of drug trafficking,
including heavy visitor traffic to the apartment, brief visits, and suspicious
... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

JAMES DEE LANHAM V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Between the dates of January 15, 2012, through September 8, 2012, the
Appellant, James Dee Lanham committed a series of sexual assaults and other
sex crimes against three minor girls. The majority of the crimes involved a
young girl named Amy,' who was less than twelve years old when the crimes
occurred. The other two victims, Heather and Elizabeth, were less than sixteen
... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

RAY HACKER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

This case originally went to trial on February 14, 2012. Following trial,
the jury convicted Hacker of murder, and he appealed to this Court as a matter
of right. This Court reversed and remanded for a new trial because the trial
court had erroneously permitted the Commonwealth to introduce into evidence
a police report regarding a prior incident of domestic violence involving ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

NITA HACKER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

The parties dispute the majority of the facts; however, they agree on
certain facts, which we set forth first.
In May 2011, Hacker rented an apartment owned by Vaughn. Michael
Sams subsequently moved into the apartment with Hacker. Both Sams and
Hacker were unemployed and, as a result, were struggling to pay rent, and
Vaughn agreed to hire Sams to do some weed-eating work ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

PAUL ESTES V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Appellant and Megan Brooks began dating in January 2009. Megan and
her young daughter lived with Megan's mother, Debbie Brooks. Appellant
stayed there at times. According to Appellant, Megan had an appetite for crack
cocaine and methamphetamine and she introduced him to crack. At 3:53 a.m.
on July 20, 2009, Megan called 911 to report that Debbie was dead. Police
arriving a... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

TIMOTHY HATTON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On November 28, 2012, 79-year-old Betty Curtis and her daughter
stopped at a Shell gas station in Lexington to buy lottery tickets. Her daughter
waited in the car while Curtis entered the store. She got in line for the cash
register behind Timothy Hatton, holding her wallet, which contained credit
cards and about $375 in cash. Hatton turned around and grabbed the wallet.
C... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

CHARLES KIMBLE V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On May 20, 2011, apartment manager Sherry Corley was on duty when
James Gray, a resident at the apartment complex, entered her office. Gray
appeared shaken and was screaming. Electrical cords hung from Gray's
bloodied arms and wrists. After Gray told Corley his girlfriend's cousin had
robbed him, Corley called 911. Gray then told the 911-operator that Appellant
Charles Kim... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

SHERMAN KEYSOR V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Appellant was arrested in Graves County, Kentucky, and charged with
two counts of first degree sexual abuse. He was arraigned in the Graves
County District Court. Upon his application as an indigent, counsel was
appointed to represent him on those charges. After a preliminary hearing,
Appellant was bound over to the grand jury. Unable to post bond, he remained
in jail and ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. CATON KAMIL JONES

Caton Jones and Salena Anderson were Detroit, Michigan, residents with
a get-rich-quick plan. The plan involved driving to Lexington, Kentucky, and
employing homeless men to sign up for two-year cell-phone service contracts
with no intent to make payments in order to obtain high-end international
smartphones at discounted rates. A particular Blackberry phone with
internati... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. DAVID MCKEE

On the evening of December 17, 2004, McKee was driving in Breathitt
County when his vehicle collided head on with a vehicle driven by Anthony
Wenrick. McKee was not injured, and Wenrick suffered only minor injuries.
Wenrick's wife, Michelle Wenrick, who was in the passenger seat, also did not
appear to be seriously hurt. But as it turned out, she suffered significant
inter... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

CURTIS MCGRUDER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

In the wee hours of March 14, 2013, a neighbor witnessed a man
smoking a cigarette inside a house that the neighbor knew was unoccupied at
the time. (The owner of the house had purchased it in December 2012 and was
in the midst of renovating it before moving in.) The neighbor called police, who
arrived at the house shortly thereafter.
Upon their arrival, police surrounded ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

KARU GENE WHITE V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

In 1980, White was convicted by a Powell Circuit Court jury of three
counts of capital murder, three counts of first-degree robbery, and one count of
burglary. He was sentenced to death for each of the three murders. Less than
1 Previous opinions of this Court have employed the term "mental retardation." In keeping with the most recent Federal case law, we will now employ the term ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

STEPHEN W. WILLIAMS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Paul Montgomery died from a wound suffered from a single shotgun blast
to the chest, and a neighbor discovered his body the following day. Suspects
did not emerge until nearly two years later when one of the murder
participants, Danny Hill, came forward to police.
1 Ky.Const. § 110(2)(b).
Based upon Hill's narrative and information from various other
witnesses, Steph... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

JERRY JAMGOTCHIAN V. KENTUCKY HORSE RACING COMMISSION, ET AL

On May 21, 2011, Appellant Jerry Jamgotchian claimed Rochitta, a bay
filly, for $42,400 in a claiming race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Foaled February 26, 2008 in Pennsylvania, Rochitta was first purchased at the
2009 Keeneland Yearling Sales in Lexington, Kentucky for $160,000 by Rabbah
Bloodstock. Prior to her debut at Churchill Downs, Rochitta had run
pr... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

STATE OF KANSAS v. RICKY WINN

Based on evidence obtained during the execution of a search warrant, the State charged Ricky Winn with one count each of unlawful possession of at least 450 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute, unlawful cultivation of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and no tax stamp. The State dismissed the paraphernalia charge prior to trial. Testimony at the jury trial indicated t... More...   $0 (03-25-2016 - KY)

United States of America v. Louis Joseph Brothers

Ft. Campbell, KY - Former Chief Executive Office Sentenced to Over 7 years in Prison for Illegally Exporting Technology and to China and Money Laundering

Louis Brothers, 63, of Covington, Kentucky, was sentenced to 93 months in prison for illegally exporting sophisticated technology equipment to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and concealing the unlawful proceeds. The sentence also i... More...
   $0 (03-02-2016 - KY)

RONALD LYNN CRAFT V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On Christmas Eve night 2010, Craft stabbed Leonard Dixon in'the chest.
The wound was six inches deep. Dixon died within hours.
Earlier that night, Tywan Hinkle began his shift as a liquor store cashier.
When he began, he saw several intoxicated men congregated in the store lobby.
Hinkle was familiar with Craft, whom he knew by the nickname "Smacky." He
did not know Dixon b... More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - KY)

JAMES T. HINMAN II V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Appellant and his wife, Lily,' married in the fall of 2012. Almost
immediately, the relationship began to deteriorate. According to Lily's trial
testimony, Appellant became angry on March 12, 2013 after she rejected his
sexual advances. He warned Lily that he would teach her to never to reject him
again and, for the next two hours, he repeatedly struck her about the face and More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - KY)

B. H., A CHILD UNDER EIGHTEEN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Bill, an eighth-grade boy, age 15, and Carol, a seventh-grade girl, age 13,
had been boyfriend and girlfriend for about 18 months when they had sexual
relations on two occasions. Bill also sent two nude pictures of himself to Carol
with his cell phone, and she sent one nude picture of herself back to his phone.
Carol's parents found the nude pictures on her phone, and learned f... More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - KY)

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. CHRISTOPHER J. MCGORMAN, JR. AND CHRISTOPHER J. MCGORMAN, JR. V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

During the evening of January 29, 2000, Larry Raney and his mother
were visiting an acquaintance who lived in Hancock Valley, a subdivision in
western Clark County. McGorman, who was a classmate of Raney, was aware
of the visit. McGorman contacted Raney and invited him to visit his parents'
residence which was located nearby. After Raney arrived, McGorman lured
him down to... More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - KY)

STEPHEN BARTLEY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Bartley and his first wife, Laura, had three children and what was
described as a tumultuous marriage. Laura left the marriage when their
children were younger than school age, and the couple engaged in a lengthy
and acrimonious custody battle. At some point after the dissolution of his
marriage to Laura, Bartley remarried. During the majority of the time period at
issue, ... More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - KY)

CHRISTOPHER GRIBBINS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

During the evening of November 8, 2012, David Litsey was out with
friends visiting the Raywick Bar and Grill. Litsey was accompanied that
evening by his cousin, Marcus Gerton, and his friends Marquis Douglas,
Deshawn Douglas, and Joseph Moore. At the end of the evening, the group
rendezvoused at their vehicle, but Moore was not present. Subsequently,
Marquis Douglas walked... More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - KY)

JASON DICKERSON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On September 29, 2011, two-year-old Watson Adkins died as a result of
severe physical trauma to his abdomen, among other parts of his body. The
parties dispute the nature of the injury or injuries that ultimately caused the
boy's death, but it is largely indisputable that he suffered severe physical abuse
in the weeks or months leading up to his death.
The events leading t... More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - KY)

DALLIS ABNEY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On August 29, 2011, Powell County Deputy Sheriff Matt Reed was
notified by the Powell County Sheriff that he was following a vehicle that
appeared to be driven by someone under the influence. Deputy Reed caught up
to the sheriff and took up following the vehicle. After seeing the vehicle cross
the center line several times, he initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle... More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - KY)

RONALD LYNN CRAFT V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On Christmas Eve night 2010, Craft stabbed Leonard Dixon in'the chest.
The wound was six inches deep. Dixon died within hours.
Earlier that night, Tywan Hinkle began his shift as a liquor store cashier.
When he began, he saw several intoxicated men congregated in the store lobby.
Hinkle was familiar with Craft, whom he knew by the nickname "Smacky." He
did not know Dixon b... More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - KY)

JAMES FRANKLIN WOODS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On the morning of January 4, 1993, Appellant, James Franklin Woods,
unlawfully entered the apartment of Patricia and raped her.' He did so by
entering through the back door of the apartment, which Patricia had left
unlocked because she was expecting her daughter to arrive soon. Patricia
observed that Appellant was wearing a mask and gloves, and that he said he
had a knife.... More...
   $0 (03-14-2016 - KY)

ROBERT CURRY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

In September 2012, John Anderson was homeless and sleeping in a
pickup truck parked near Penix's house. Penix, whom Anderson had known
and sometimes lived with, let Anderson use the bathroom in his house.
Sometime during the evening of September 5, 2012, Anderson went to Penix's
house to bathe. While Anderson was there, Curry arrived, and Curry and
Penix began drinking. Wh... More...
   $0 (03-14-2016 - KY)

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. PHILLIP DIXON

Kentucky State Police (KSP) received an anonymous complaint that
Phillip Dixon was using and making methamphetamine in his home. KSP
Troopers Charles White and Jeremy Smith went to the address provided by
police dispatch to investigate. On arrival, they discovered that the address
belonged to Dixon's mother who told them that Dixon lived in a nearby trailer
separated from ... More...
   $0 (03-14-2016 - KY)

JAMES ANTHONY GRAY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

James and Vivian Gray were shot to death in their home. The Grays
were generally considered affluent, having owned and operated a successful
downtown business for decades. They had a tumultuous relationship with
their son, James Anthony Gray. This family rift and allegedly missing wills
that purportedly disinherited Gray made him an immediate person-of-interest,
and ultima... More...
   $0 (03-14-2016 - KY)

DANNY JOE KEITH V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Keith has a long history of substance abuse that has placed him in
prison for most of his adult life. At age 19, he was convicted of driving on a
suspended license after his third DUI. At age 23, he was sentenced to 40
years' imprisonment for wanton vehicular murder. He had served 18 years of
that sentence and was set to meet the parole board when the events leading up
to ... More...
   $0 (02-19-2016 - KY)

DAVID GURLEY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Gerald Goldsmith sat astride his motorcycle, sitting last in a long line of
traffic waiting for the stoplight to turn green. Gurley, who had been drinking
alcohol, approached Goldsmith from behind, driving his SUV under the posted
speed limit. As he approached, the stoplight turned green but the vehicles in
the line ahead of Goldsmith had not yet begun to move. Gurley did not a... More...
   $0 (02-19-2016 - KY)

 
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