Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:38:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a body found in a Shelbyville creek Monday afternoon.The body is identified as 15-year-old Jackleen Lane, of Bagdad, Ky.According to Shelby CountyMore >>
According to Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers, autopsy results show a cause of death "consistent with drowning" and point to the death being an accident.More >>
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he stabbed a man at Churchill Downs multiple times for declining beer.According to an arrest report, the incident took placeMore >>
According to an arrest report, the incident took place Monday night, near Barn 47.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:50 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:50:19 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Indianapolis man wants his 50 guns back, and now the Indiana Court of Appeals is hearing Robert Redington's appeal.Police seized his guns when they found him watching a BloomingtonMore >>
Police seized Robert Redington's guns when they found him watching a Bloomington bar where I.U. Student Lauren Spierer was partying the night she went missing.More >>
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Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell created a controversy recently when he sent a letter to district court judges, berating them for allowing defense attorneys to use a controversial tactic that results in a large number of acquittals in DUI cases.
Many of the judges felt threatened and pointed out that they're powerless in any case to change the procedures in question because they're established by Kentucky's Supreme Court.
The judges are correct in saying they have to live by the Supreme Court's parameters. And, understandably, defense attorneys will never surrender quietly when threatened with any restriction on their arsenal of tactics.
But even though O'Connell may have delivered it somewhat clumsily, his message needs to be heard. Because the last thing our Commonwealth needs to be known for is lenient treatment of drunk drivers.
If the Kentucky Supreme Court can eliminate this loophole by requiring challenges to the admissibility of evidence BEFORE any trial begins, then they should. While those accused of drunk driving deserve every right to defend themselves in court, they should NOT have the opportunity to "game" the system to achieve results that allow the guilty to go free.
Justice must apply to victims as well as the accused, and I hope our Supreme Court will address this concern and act appropriately if it comes before them.