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Barbour guilty of reckless homicide


 

Barbour guilty of reckless homicide

A Barren County Circuit Court jury found accused murderer Anthony Barbour guilty of reckless homicide early Thursday evening in connection with the death of 2-year old Laynee Mae Wallace.  After receiving the case shortly after 2 p.m., the jury notified Circuit Judge John T. Alexander about 6:45 p.m. that they had reached a verdict, bringing the 9-day trial to a close.

Barbour was charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence, and abuse of a corpse in late May 2015.

The jury found Barbour guilty on the charge of tampering with physical evidence for which he could have been sentenced to a minimum of 1 year and up to a maximum of 5 years in the state penitentiary.  Barbour was found guilty on the abuse of a corpse charge which carries a punishment of up to 12 months in the county jail, a fine, or both. 

Punishment on the reckless homicide verdict is a minimum of 1 year or up to a maximum of 5 years in the state penitentiary.

After reading the verdict, Alexander instructed the jury on possible punishment for the respective offenses before they began deliberations in the sentencing phase.

The 12-person jury sentenced Barbour to 5 years in the state penitentiary for reckless homicide, 5 years in the state penitentiary for tampering with physical evidence, and 12 months for abuse of a course.  They also directed that the sentences are to run concurrently. 

Barbour will be eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of his sentence.   

Watch for a detailed story relating the final days of the trial.

 

Visitor Comments

Submitted By: Carla JonesSubmitted: 12/15/2016
Small price to pay for killing that child. Should be life. Jury didn't think much of the child's life. Pitiful stupid jury


 
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