Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Manslaughter First Degree Verdict
Date of News Release: 08/12/2010
(Morehead, Ky.) -- Terry Buchanan, 32 and Jessica Allen, 23, of Ewing, KY. were convicted of one count of Manslaughter First Degree by a Fleming County Jury. The conviction is the result of a Murder investigation into the couple's three month old infant daughter Kayla. Kayla's death occurred in July 2008. The couple was originally indicted for Murder and Criminal Abuse first degree in January 2009 and the jury returned a guilty verdict for Manslaughter First Degree. The jury recommended Mr. Buchanan serve 20 years and Ms. Allen serve 10 years. Formal sentencing has been scheduled for September 17, 2010.