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Arrest Made In Leslie County Murder Investigation

Date of News Release: 11/08/2007

(Hazard, KY) - On 02/06/04 the family of Chris and Amanda Sturgill were found deceased in their partially burned residence located in the Jacks Creek community of Leslie County.

On 08/06/07 the investigation was presented to a Leslie County Grand Jury and on 11/07/07 the grand jury reported out with an indictment.

Clayton D. Jackson, age 27 of London, Ky. was arrested and charged with 5 counts of Murder, Arson 1st Degree, and Theft by Unlawful Taking 0/300.

Mr. Jackson is presently lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center and will be transported to the Clay County Detention Center later today. Det John Griffith and Arson Investigator James Burnett are in charge of the investigation.

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