BG murder conviction affirmed by Kentucky Supreme Court

By: Amy Bingham
By: Amy Bingham

A WARREN COUNTY MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER IN A 2004 LOVE TRIANGLE... LOSES HIS APPEAL TO KENTUCKY'S SUPREME COURT.
IN APRIL OF LAST YEAR... A JURY FOUND ROBERT SHIRLEY GUILTY OF MURDER... IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF ALFRED VICTOR MICHAEL .
POLICE SAY IN JANUARY OF 2004... SHIRLEY CAME HOME TO DISCOVER MICHAEL EMBRACING MRS. SHIRLEY IN THE KITCHEN.
COURT RECORDS SHOW SHIRLEY THEN ARMED HIMSELF WITH A 38-CALIBER REVOLVER... AND CONFRONTED THE TWO... BEFORE FALLING... CAUSING THE GUN TO DISCHARGE.
ALFRED MICHAEL WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD... AND DIED THE FOLLOWING DAY AT THE HOSPITAL.
IN A RULING THIS WEEK.. THE SUPREME COURT DISAGREED WITH SHIRLEY'S ARGUMENT THAT HE SHOT MICHAEL IN SELF-DEFENSE... OR IN DEFENSE OF HIS WIFE.
THE COURT SAYS DURING THE TRIAL.. SHIRLEY CLAIMED THE SHOOTING WAS AN ACCIDENT... THEREFORE HE COULD NOT ALSO CLAIM HE ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE.
SHIRLEY WAS SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS IN PRISON... WHICH WAS ALSO AFFIRMED BY THE COURT.


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