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Murder in Letcher County, KY

Date of News Release: 01/14/05

(Hazard, KY) - On 1-13-2005 the Kentucky State Police were assisting 40 year old Debra Quillen of Millstone in obtaining an emergency protective order when she gave them information concerning a possible dead body.

Upon arrival at the residence belonging to Debra Quillen, the victim 40 year old Archie Edward young of Knoxville, Tennessee was found deceased with a single gunshot wound. Apparently the married couple became involved in a domestic dispute when the wife shot her husband.

The body has been taken to the state medical examiners office in Frankfort to determine the time of death. Debra Quillen has been charged with murder and lodged in the Letcher County Jail.

At this time Detective John Pratt is continuing the investigation.

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