Stories Of Abused Men In Kentucky


 

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Clay woman charged in third murder-for-hire case this year

Hardin County woman convicted of attempted murder

Oldham County woman admits killing ex-husband

Murray man shot in head; wife is charged

Louisville woman accused of assaulting husband, trying to burn home

Louisville woman accused of having husband killed awaits trial

Greenville woman accused of shooting boyfriend during argument

Woman tries to run over her son's father after losing custody in Campbell County

A double life, missing millions, and a murdered husband in Campbell County

The money trail

Crime scene staged

The surprising outcome


 

Clay woman charged in third murder-for-hire case this year

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Lexington Herald-Leader

May 30, 1997 —Lois Wagers went to the local sheriff's office last year when she found out her boyfriend was involved with her adult daughter.

"She didn't know what to do," said Clay County Sheriff Edward Jordan. "I told her she's 18. There's nothing she could do about it."


 

Hardin County woman convicted of attempted murder

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September 18, 1998, Elizabethtown (States News Service) — A Hardin County woman is facing 40 years behind bars after being convicted on two counts of attempted murder. Melissa Holland was found guilty of shooting her former lover, Elizabethtown attorney Danny Darnall... and his ex-wife Rebecca. Prosecutors say Holland became obsessed with the lawyer after having a relationship with him. She shot the couple after Darnall decided to reconcile with his wife. Holland will be formally sentenced next month.


 

Oldham County woman admits killing ex-husband

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Abstracted from WLKY 32 - Louisville.com

January 13, 2004 — Donna Fryman, 36, admitted that she shot her ex-husband at their lavish home in Oldham County Monday morning, according to police. Mrs. Fryman claims to have been the victim of domestic violence, and she was not arrested, but no injuries or bruises were found on Mrs. Fryman.

Divorce papers were filed by the couple in October 2002 in Jefferson County.

The head of Oldham County's domestic violence unit said he wasn't notified at the time of the shooting but will be involved in the investigation. Meanwhile, some are questioning why no charges have been filed in the case.

Family members paint a picture of a woman not victimized in her home, but domineering and controlling. They said she took her husband's money and gave it to her family, and they also say she tried to make sure Dan Fryman had little contact with his own family. And when he did call home, the news was not usually good. One relative described Donna Fryman as: "...the most vindictive and manipulative woman you'd ever want to meet."


 

Murray man shot in head; wife is charged

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© 2004 Murray Ledger & Times

February 16, 2004 — A 41-year-old Murray woman was charged with attempted murder Sunday after her husband sustained a gunshot wound to his head.

Cathy Henson was being held in the Calloway County jail. No bond has been set, a jail spokeswoman said this morning.

According to a release from the Murray Police Department, officers responded to the shooting Sunday at 100 Spruce Street at 6:02 PM Sunday where John W. Henson was found unresponsive inside the residence.

John Henson, 40, was taken to the Murray-Calloway County Hospital and later transferred to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. He was in serious condition this morning, according to a Lourdes spokeswoman.

Following a brief investigation, Cathy Henson was charged with attempted murder, police said. The incident appeared to stem from marital problems between the couple, according to the release.


 

Louisville woman accused of assaulting husband, trying to burn home

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Abstracted from articles in the Courier-Journal

Friday, March 5, 2004 — A Louisville woman was arrested Wednesday night and accused of hitting her husband and trying to burn down their house after he refused to go to the store to buy her beer.

After consuming seven beers, Ruby Jewell, 28, of the 1600 block of Arling Avenue, wanted her husband, Keith, to buy her more beer, according to the arrest citation.

When he continued to refuse to go to the liquor store after she had insisted, Ruby Jewell slapped her husband on the head and threatened to burn down their home if he did not go to the store, according to the report. Ruby Jewell then set fire to the couch, which burned to the frame before Keith Jewell could extinguish the fire, the report states.

The Jewell's have five children who were asleep in the home at the time, according to the police report. The children are between 3 and 8 years old. Jewell is in the Jefferson County jail.

Ruby Jewell was charged with first-degree arson, assault and six counts of wanton endangerment.

Ruby Jewell entered a plea of not guilty during Friday's proceedings.Her bail was set at $50,000.


 

Louisville woman accused of having husband killed awaits trial

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© 2004 WLKY TheLouisvilleChannel.com

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Suspect allegedly paid her son to shoot him

March 22, 2004, Louisville — A Metro Louisville woman is about to stand trial, accused of murdering her husband nearly two years ago.

According to prosecutors, Vicki Monroe wanted her husband dead, and she paid her son to kill him, WLKY News Channel 32's Bill Alexander reported.

Investigators said Ms. Monroe paid her son, Leslie Emerson $2,000 to kill his stepfather. Gerald Monroe Jr. was found shot to death in June 2002 at the Bull and Bears Bar, where he worked.

The scene was made to look like a robbery; $500 was taken from the cash register, Alexander reported. But police later determined the woman and her son were behind the grisly crime.

There were reports of marital problems in the household, police said.

Ms. Monroe's son reportedly took detectives to a wooded area days after the shooting and showed them where he buried the rifle.


 

Greenville woman accused of shooting boyfriend during argument

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Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

May 6, 2004 — A Greenville woman was charged with felony assault after police said she shot her live-in boyfriend Wednesday during an argument. Patricia J. Minton, 46, was in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon, pending a bond hearing on a charge of first-degree assault. State police arrested her at the Jones Lane home she shared with Anthony Ridley, 41, after the 4:30 AM shooting.


 

Woman tries to run over her son's father after losing custody in Campbell County

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WCPO.com 9News

October 14, 2004 —A Northern Kentucky woman, Cathy Manning, was arrested shortly after losing a bid for full custody of her son. Manning's son's father, Marvin Brown, was granted joint custody during a hearing Wednesday.

Police say Cathy Manning then tried three times to run over Marvin Brown and his lawyer. As a result, Ms. Manning is in Campbell County jail charged with felony wanton endangerment.

The judge has now given full custody of the child to the father.


 

A double life, missing millions, and a murdered husband in Campbell County

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© 2007 by Joseph Diaz, ABC News

What secrets led to murder in a quiet Kentucky town

September 4, 2007 — Amy and Bob Bosley were like local royalty — they owned a million-dollar roofing business and were active volunteers in their community. But a phone call one spring morning would devastate their Campbell County, Kentucky, domain.

"Someone is breaking into my house," Amy frantically told a 911 dispatcher. " Oh my God, he shot my husband!" she exclaimed.

Police rushed to the scene and discovered the Bosleys' cabin in shambles. The back door was broken in, shattered glass was everywhere and in the bedroom they found Bob Bosley dead — shot seven times. As family and friends wondered who could have committed such a grisly murder in their small community, especially against someone as popular as Bob, his wife, Amy, the only eyewitness, was forced to expose the most intimate details of their marriage to police.

Detectives questioned Amy about rumors of the couple's allegedly open marriage. They also asked her about Lake Cumberland — a beautiful place to relax, drink, and do things you might not do at home — where Bob would spend weekends cruising around on his boat.

Amy revealed that Bob kept secrets from her and would disappear to Lake Cumberland for days at time. "He liked to have a lot of women and have big parties on his boat," said county prosecutor Michelle Snodgrass. The lake is notorious for wild parties; when "Primetime" visited, some women were going topless for Mardi Gras beads.

During their investigation, police uncovered graphic photographs of Bob with other women. They were able to confirm at least one extramarital affair but Detective Dave Fickenscher doesn't think that was the couple's biggest issue. "The big secret was the financial downfall of the business," he said.

The money trail

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For years Bob had built up his chimney sweep and roofing business, eventually turning it into somewhat of a local empire with Amy right beside him handing the bookkeeping. But during the investigation into the murder, police discovered something suspicious in Amy's car: hundreds of unmailed checks to the IRS totaling about $1.7 million in back taxes, according to prosecutor Jack Porter.

Weeks before the shooting, Amy met with an IRS agent who informed her they were investigating Bob for nonpayment of taxes. Amy went to great lengths to keep the tax problems from her husband even going as far as to impersonate him over the phone, according to police. "She was screwing up his business, that was probably one of the worst things you could do to Bob," said Snodgrass. "Her thought was, 'He'll absolutely leave me. There's nothing worse I could do to him than screw up this business.'"

That notion, coupled with something Amy once said, haunts Bob's sister Debbie Webb. "She told me if Bobby ever left her that she would shoot him in his sleep." Debbie says she didn't take the comment seriously but it always hovered in the back of her mind.

Crime scene staged?

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Throughout the investigation, police, prosecutors, townspeople and even the Bosley family had their suspicions about who committed the crime — Amy Bosley, something she vehemently denied. "I had no reason to shoot him," she told police. But the Bosley's unusual marriage, the looming IRS investigation, Amy's story of an intruder and her behavior following the murder just didn't seem to add up.

"Her actions weren't appropriate. He's dead just two hours and she's bashing him in a police interview," said Fickenscher. Prosecutors felt her crying was forced and not at all genuine. "Her husband had just been killed and even though she would do the same crying out, no one saw a tear fall from her eye," said Snodgrass.

Authorities said even the crime scene looked staged. Around the body police found just two bullet shell casings; the others were found in the most unusual of places, like the bottom of the washing machine. According to Amy's lawyer, Jim Morgan, those casings were old, probably left in Bob's jeans from target practice. "Just like coins typically fall out of your pocket in the washing machine, the shell casings [did too]," he said.

Police don't buy that explanation and had their own theory. The day of the murder, the IRS was coming to audit the business's books, potentially exposing Amy's secret. Police say Amy might have felt that the only way to make the tax problem go away was to kill her husband. "The IRS was investigating Bob Bosley and if Bob Bosley couldn't tell them otherwise, then he could be at fault," said Fickenscher.

Ten days after Bob Bosley was shot and killed, Amy was arrested for the murder. She insisted she was innocent, but a week later another piece of incriminating evidence turned up in Amy's purse — a Glock handgun. It was the same type of gun used to kill her husband. Even though police had no doubt they'd found the murder weapon, authorities couldn't definitively match it to the lead slugs that struck Bob Bosley because the slugs were too mutilated.

The surprising outcome

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While there was a mountain of circumstantial evidence against Amy, prosecutors admitted they didn't have a slam dunk. But statements Amy's children, Morgan, 9, and Trevor, 6, gave to police following the murder would become the strongest piece of evidence. "The first thing that woke the children up was gunshots," said Snodgrass. "The children heard the glass breaking after the gunshots," Snodgrass added, which would contradict Amy's story of an intruder break-in.

Their testimony was crucial, but no one wanted to force young children who had already lost their father to testify against their mother. As a result, prosecutors reluctantly offered Amy Bosley a deal — the minimum sentence of 20 years if she pled guilty — and to everyone's surprise she took the deal. "Amy entered a plea for one reason, and that was to save her children from testifying," said Morgan, who maintains his client is not guilty.

Bob's family is certain Amy did it and speculate that the motive involved that missing money from his company. They believe Amy was siphoning off the cash and hiding it in the backyard of the family farm. "I think that there's money buried, and when she makes parole, one of the first stops she makes is to go get that," said Snodgrass.

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