Saturday, May 26, 2012

Suspect Returned In Cold Case Murder

{Morehead, Kentucky}...State Police have brought Shane Elkins back to Kentucky after a grand jury indicted him on August 18th for the 1998 murder of Michael Dean Bartley in Morgan County. Bartley received several blows to his head and died in his yard. Elkins has been serving time at the Mount Olive Correctional Center for the murder of his father, 56 year old Melvin Elkins, at their home along Lost Creek in Wayne County, West Virginia in the fall of 2007. Police say Elkins shot his father in the chest. Elkins pleaded guilty to the murder of his father and was sentenced in 2009 to a life sentence with parole.