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Louisville men accused of murder, rape, sodomy of a grandmother

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Eugene Mitchell (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Eugene Mitchell (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Guy Marcus Allen (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Guy Marcus Allen (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Louisville men are facing several charges after police say a woman was raped, sodomized and murdered.

It happened on Nov. 12, 2013. That's when police say 36-year-old Guy Marcus Allen and 56-year-old Eugene Mitchell, either acting alone or with the help of others, raped and killed 61-year-old Sheila Devine. A family member found her unconscious.

According to arrest reports, Allen and Mitchell, "caused the death of the victim through asphyxiation and / or blunt force trauma."

"Furthermore," the arrest report states, Allen and Mitchell, "alone or in complicity of others, engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim by forcible compulsion, and engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with the victim by forcible compulsion."

Both men were arrested on Thursday, Jan. 9. Mitchell was arrested at 2:30 p.m. at a liquor store on Fegenbush Lane, near Bardstown Road. Allen was arrested at shortly before 5 p.m. at his apartment on Kern Court, near Fegenbush Lane.

A neighbor who doesn't want to be identified says he saw the two suspects. A neighbor says, "It was late at night, somebody was going upstairs, I was going to work, then somebody came down. There was two of them and it was cold outside."

Melinda Kijak, another neighbor says, "They would hang out at the corner store parking lot -- the one did the cleaning and would sweep the floor at the parking lot, once a day, I'd say."

Neighbors say Devine was a kind woman, a grandmother who lived alone.

Kijak says, "Very caring, giving, loving... if you need something she has, she'll give it to you."

Police are releasing few details about the case, but say Devine knew the suspects.

LMPD Homicide Detective Jason Vance says, "I'm not going to comment on their relationship. But at the time, the officers responded to the scene, there was not any evidence of forced entry to the apartment and other details surrounding the investigation. It lead us to believe she did know the attackers."

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