Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Madison County Murder Investigation
Date of News Release: 10/05/2010
(Berea, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police is currently investigating a death which occurred outside of a residence on Liza Allen Road in Berea. On Monday, October 4, 2010 at approximately 8:45 p.m., KSP troopers responded to the complaint of an altercation between two men. Upon arrival at the scene, they found 53 year old Gary Deaton of Berea, deceased. The other man, Mitchell Turner- age 41, of Berea , was found at his mother's residence. Through further investigation Mr. Turner was charged with the murder of Deaton. The exact cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy by the State Medical Examiners Office. Mr. Turner was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. The case remains under investigation by KSP Post 7 Detectives Chris Short and Joie Peters.