Wrongful Death Man Sentenced to 30 Years After Fatal Robbery

A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he shot and killed a man during a robbery.

Police say Jody Cooper and Justin Miller planned to rob 30-year-old Damiano Delaney, but Cooper shot and killed him.

Miller reportedly gave back his share of Delaney’s money and told a relative, who called police.

Both Cooper and Miller were arrested for multiple charges, including murder.

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Miller’s charges were dismissed in 2014.

Cooper was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

He was originally charged with murder, but that was amended to manslaughter 1st. He was originally charged with robbery 1st but that was amended to robbery 2nd.

Cooper was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter, five years for robbery, five years for tampering with physical evidence and 12 months for abuse of a corpse.

The murder, robbery, and tampering with physical evidence charges will run consecutively for thirty years and the abuse of a corpse charge was merged into that time.

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Missing Person Remains Identified as Whitney Copley

The human remains found over the weekend in Casey County have been identified as those of 24-year-old Whitney Danielle Copley, who has been missing since September 2015.

A press release from Kentucky State Police said that the Chief Medical Examiner made the identification through dental records.

“I think we’re all kind of at peace,” said sister Teresa Meyer. “We’re not so much over it, because it’s just begun, but at least we know where she’s at and she’s not out in the cold.”

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Preliminary autopsy results also indicated no trauma to the remains.

A forensic anthropologist in Knoxville, Tennessee will begin working on a cause of death.

For over a year, Copley’s family searched for her. In November 2015, her clothes were found in a barn in Casey County.

After the remains were found in a wooded area behind the Dogwalk Market off Highway 127 in Dunnville, Copley’s family told LEX 18 that they were confident they were the those of the missing mother.

Family members also said they still have a lot of questions about Copley’s disappearance.

“We would like to know who was with her, what happened, and what led to this, why no one came forward,” said sister Sarah Copley.

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Private Detective: Coroner Searching for Relatives of Deceased Woman

The Fayette County Coroner is in need of the public’s assistance in finding relatives or friends of a woman who died at Saint Joseph Hospital’s Hospice Care Center on Harrodsburg Road.

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Cathy L. Valvano, 63, used the Salvation Army on Main Street as her address.

The coroner said it is believed that Valvano was a veteran.

Anyone with information about relatives or friends of Valvano should contact Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn at (859) 455-5700.

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Private Detective: Former Bookkeeper Charged with Theft in Knox Co.

KSP Detectives served an arrest warrant in connection to an ongoing investigation at Lynn Camp High School in Knox County.

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They say 44-year-old Pamela Bargo, of Barbourville, was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. Detectives say she is accused of stealing $11,785.85 while employed at Lynn Camp High School as the bookkeeper. Detectives say they determined Bargo had been taking money from April 3, 2015- February 4, 2016.

In March 2016, the Knox County School Board terminated Bargo from her position after an audit was conducted.

The case is still under investigation.

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Private Detective: Winchester Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking High School Sports Website

A Winchester, Ky., man has admitted to conspiring to hack into a website dedicated to athletics at an Ohio high school connected with a prolific rape case.

Deric Lostutter, 29, pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally access a computer without authorization, and to lying to an FBI agent. Noah McHugh, Lostutter’s co-conspirator, previously pleaded guilty in September 2016 to accessing a computer without authorization.

Lostutter admitted that in December 2012, he and McHugh hacked into a fan’s website, created for Steubenville High School sports teams, to bring attention to a rape for which two Steubenville High School football players had been arrested in August 2012 and were being held in custody.

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Lostutter filmed a video wearing a mask and wrote a manifesto. The messages threatened to reveal personal identifying information of Steubenville High School students, and made false claims that the administrator of the fan website was involved in child pornography and directed a “rape crew.”

As part of the same hack, Lostutter and McHugh accessed the administrator’s private email account, and then publicly posted a link to download the administrator’s emails on the fan website.

Lostutter and McHugh changed the website so no one could access anything regarding athletics and could only view the video, the manifesto, and the link to the administrator’s private emails. Lostutter and McHugh then used their online identities in social media and news interviews to promote themselves and their hack.

In 2013, Lostutter lied to the FBI by stating in an investigative interview that he had not written the manifesto posted to the website, that he had not accessed the password-protected section of the fan website, and that he had not changed the administrator password for the website, which prevented the administrator from regaining control of his own website.

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Wrongful Death Missing Boyd Co. Man Found Dead

The body of missing Boyd County man Justin Reeder was found on Monday on County Road 218/Tunnel Ridge Road in Lawrence County, Ohio, according to police.

Justin Reeder was last seen on his skateboard on October 16 on 29th Street in Ashland.

The 21-year-old texted his dad that someone was going to pick him up, but he never returned home.

On Monday, Justin’s father, Tim, searched a field near I-64 in Ashland.

“It’s been a living hell. I’ve never experienced nothing so bad in my life,” Tim told LEX 18 before his son’s body was found. “It’s the worst thing that’s happened to me.”

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Jacob Lane,24, of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, was already in the Boyd County Jail charged with 2nd degree burglary from an alleged incident at Tim’s house.

“The last person that was with him had his phone and keys, because I caught the man in my house with his keys,” said Tim.

Police say Lane shot Reeder to death on the day he vanished. LEX 18 spoke to Tim Reeder after he was notified of his son’s death.

“It’s the worst day of my life, that I found out my son been murdered. I’m sorry I can’t help it. It’s an awful thing to find out that your son has been dead and laying in the woods for 8 days,” said Reeder.

A gofundme page has been established to help with funeral expenses. Click here to donate.

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Cold Case Reward Offered For Information in 5 Year Old Hit and Run Case

Detectives have never been able to identify the driver who hit and killed a man in a North Lexington neighborhood five years ago.

Lance Newby Jr.’s family is hoping a cash reward could compel someone to come forward.

It was on November 11, 2011 that the 29-year-old was trying to catch a bus on Winburn Drive when an SUV hit him, and the driver took off.

“I just can’t see how someone could run a person over, and keeping going, like it’s nothing,” said the victim’s mother, Jennifer Stigall.

Police have never been able to locate the SUV or the driver.

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The family is certain someone knows who was behind the wheel.

“You never know what it feels like, until you lose that son or that daughter,” said Lance Newby, the victim’s father.

“Lance may have had a short life, but when he was here, he did live his life to the fullest,” said Jessica.

They hope their plea strikes a nerve and that help from the public brings new information to light.

If you have information that could lead to an arrest, Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000. You can call in your anonymous tip to (859) 253-2020.

You can text or email your information to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers. Just text “LEXPD” and then your tip to ‘CRIMES.’

 

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Private Detective: Grayson Co. Man Arrested on Rape Charge

Kentucky State Police Detectives say that a Leitchfield man was charged with rape after complaints on inappropriate behavior between a juvenile student and a teacher in the Grayson County School system.

Detectives say that on Monday, they received the complaint about the inappropriate behavior.

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Upon further investigation, KSP Detective Bryan Washer was able to charge Gavin Logsdon, 30, of Leitchfield, with Rape 3rd.

He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing.

Grayson County Schools via WAVE

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Private Detective: Pulaski Co. Woman Charged with Attempted Murder After Fight

A fight between two women ended in a stabbing that sent one to woman to the hospital and another to jail.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies say they responded to a stabbing at a home on Keno Road in Burnside Sunday afternoon.

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Investigators say 24-year-old Patricia McKee stabbed Amanda Ottinger in the chest with a knife. McKee is charged with attempted murder.

Ottinger was flown to UK Hospital in Lexington with the knife still in her chest. She remains at UK. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Police say the two women knew each other. Friends of the two tell LEX 18 the fight may have been over a man.

McKee remains in jail in Pulaski County.

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Missing Person 15 Year Old Sumter, SC Girl

The Sumter Police Department is searching for a missing person.

Authorities say Destiny Renae Montgomery, 15, was last seen leaving a Charlotte Avenue home where she was babysitting on Saturday, November 19.

We’re told she has no known medical conditions. However, police and family are concerned for her well-being.

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Montgomery is described as an African-American female, standing at 5 ‘ 4, and weighing 150 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Montgomery was last seen wearing red and black windbreaker with a hood, light blue jeans with holes in the knees and black boots.

If you have any information, call the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700.

Destiny Renae Montgomery, 15,  of Sumter

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