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Murder Investigation in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 05/28/2008

(London, KY) - On Tuesday May 27, 2008 at 9:46 PM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London received a report of a shooting incident at a residence on Henry Barton Road, 11 miles south of Corbin.

An image of Richard T. Adams, click here to open in a new windowUpon arrival KSP Detective Mark Allen determined that two men, two women and a 2 year child had been in the residence during the incident. Detective Allen determined that, during an argument in reference to one of the women, Richard T. Adams, 28, of London, had fatally shot Jesse T. Graves, 36, of Rockholds.

One woman and the child went to the Baptist Regional Medical Center, in Corbin, to be checked out. The child was taken into custody by the Cabinet for Families and Children in reference to the incident.

Graves was pronounced dead at the scene by Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley.

Adams was charged with one count of Murder and lodged in the Whitley County Jail.

Alcohol and/or Drug involvement is suspected.

KSP Detective Mark Allen is continuing the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Whitley County Sheriff's Office and the Whitley County Coroner's Office.

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