Sunday, December 23, 2012

Shock Probation Sought

{Hazard, Kentucky}…Perry County defense attorney Gerald Teaster has filed a motion for shock probation on behalf of 43 year old Sarah Melton. In July, Teaster was found guilty of reckless homicide and assault under extreme emotional disturbance. Prosecutors say, in June 2011, Teaster fatally shot Cindy Caudill, of Brownsfork and shot her brother, Bill Couch. The jury recommended six years in prison, and Melton was sentenced in August. Teaster was set to argue his motion for shock probation on Thursday, but a witness he intended to call is currently hospitalized. Circuit Judge Bill Engle reset the hearing for January 10, 2013.