Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wayne County Man Sentenced for Role in Second Murder

MORGAN COUNTY, Ky. -- A man from Wayne County, W.Va., already sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his father, was sentenced Monday to an additional years for his role in another murder.

Last month, 37-year-old Shane Elkins pleaded guilty to complicity to murder in connection with the death of Michael Dean Bartlety, of Ezel, Ky. The plea took place in Morgan County, Ky. Circuit Court.

Kentucky State Police say that in 1988, Shane Elkins drove his father, Melvin Elkins, to Kentucky and that his father was the one who killed Bartley.

Elkins was not indicted for his role Bartley’s murder until August 2011.

Court officials in Morgan County say Elkins was sentenced to five years on the conspiracy charge during a hearing Monday.

Elkins is already serving a life in the Mount Olive Correctional Center for the shooting death of his father in 2009.

That murder happened in the front yard of his father’s home in Glenhayes in 2007. Elkins pleaded guilty to the murder.