Sublett is Guilty


The verdict is in, and Russell Sublett is guilty of five counts of attempted murder of law enforcement officers.

U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell read the verdict at 4:20 p.m. Feb. 7, 2007, after the federal court jury had deliberated more than 11-and-a-half hours.

Sublett was also found guilty of five counts of using a firearm in a crime of violence during the attempted murders in the four-day standoff Sublett staged at David Stewart's home on 31-W north of Bowling Green, from September 29 to October 2, 2004.

Sublett was also found guilty of carjacking Virginia Phelps's Pontiac Grand Prix the same day he led authorities on a high-speed chase from Glasgow to Stewart's house. But Sublett was found not guilty of trying to kill any officers during that carjacking.

"Russell Sublett was a very dangerous man, a violent criminal, and justice has been served today. He will be spending a long time in prison," said Jo Lawless, assistant U.S. attorney.

Judge Russell will sentence Sublett in early May 2007. The charges carry penalties ranging from 125 years to life in prison.

To view Sublett's verdict forms click here.


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