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Manslaughter Conviction in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 07/02/2012

(Laurel County) -- Last Tuesday June 26th 2012 the Laurel County Circuit Court Jury found Christopher Caudill guilty of Manslaughter 2nd degree, D.U.I., and recommend 10 years in prison for the death of Willie Smith of London. Smith was the operator of the other vehicle involved in the crash.

Officer Jerry Jones was assisted on the scene by accident reconstructionists TFC. Don Trosper, Trooper Lloyd Cochran, and Sgt. Chuck Johnson with the Laurel County Sheriff's department

Original News Release Below:


(London, KY) Officer Jerry Jones with the Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement investigated a fatal crash that occurred on September 16th 2010 on KY 80 near Grubb Road in Laurel Co Kentucky.

As a result of the investigation, officer Jones indicted 32 year old Christopher Caudill of London on charges of Murder and D.U.I.

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