Wednesday, August 31, 2011

No Verdict In Letcher County Murder Trial

  • {Kentucky}...After deliberating for more than four hours, a jury did not reach a verdict in the Letcher County murder trial of 25 year old Jonathan Anderson. Anderson, who is charged with murder after hitting Gwendolyn Whitaker's vehicle and killing her on the Whitesburg by-pass at Stone Avenue on November 21, 2010, took the stand Wednesday in his own defense. While on the stand, Anderson admitted to drinking eight beers and having a shot of whiskey before getting behind the wheel that day. Anderson and his defense admit he is guilty of reckless homicide, but not wanton murder. Attorneys argue the prosecutor over-charged him for the crime.