KY Man Gets Life in Murder of Southeast Indiana Woman

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) -- A Kentucky man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of murder and robbery in the slaying of a southeastern Indiana woman found fatally beaten with an iron skillet and pepper grinder.

Dearborn Circuit Judge James Humphrey concurred with a jury's recommendation Tuesday that Charles "Steve" Stephenson, 59, of Walton, Ky., spend the rest of his life in prison without the chance for parole.

Stephenson was found guilty in May of fatally beating Leigh Jennings, 67, of Aurora on March 29, 2012. Her body was found a week later in her apartment in Aurora, about 20 miles southwest of Cincinnati.

Police said Stephenson stole $1,000 in cash from Jennings to repay a debt to one of his family members.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 214075691 -
Gray Television, Inc.