Prosecutors to seek death penalty for man accused of killing Clay City, KY's police chief
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man charged with murdering a small-town police chief.
Jamie Barnett is accused of shooting and killing Clay City Police Chief Randy Lacy from the back of his squad car during an arrest last year.
A county circuit judge Monday ruled that Barnett could face the death penalty after a hearing to determine if he was mentally impaired.
Three of Barnett's sisters testified their brother suffered from mental disability since he was a kid. But an expert says tests showed Barnett likely exaggerated his mental impairments.
Jury selection in the trial starts Tuesday.