Epperson Sentenced to Death

By: Jonathon Hardison
By: Jonathon Hardison

A Bowling Green jury took less than two hours to decide whether Roger Epperson should be sentenced to death for the 1985 murders of a Jackson County couple.

The jury recommended the death penalty for both counts of murder and 20 years each for the first degree burglary and robbery charges.

Following the jury's recommendation, Judge Lewis immediately sentenced Epperson to death for the murder convictions and gave him twenty years each for the burglary and robbery charges to be served consecutively.

Epperson is already on Death Row for his murder conviction in the stabbing death of 23-year-old UK student Tammy Acker in Letcher County in August of 1985.

Members of the Morris family wept in open court when the sentence was handed down, saying they are ready for closure in a wound that has been open for 18 years.

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