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Fatal Shooting Leads to Murder Charge

Date of News Release: 01/02/2010

(Regina, Ky.) -- On January 2, 2010 7:28 a.m. Kentucky State Police Officers were dispatched to 168 Frankie Fork Road, Regina, Ky. in reference to Rachel Lee Ratliff, 30 years of age, who had been shot by her uncle David Joe Ratliff, 49 years of age. When the Troopers arrived they observed David Ratliff exiting the back door of his residence armed with a 9mm. semi automatic handgun. Troopers were able to take him into custody with out incident. Rachel Ratliff was pronounced dead by Pike County Deputy Coroner Denver Bailey at the scene. The case is still under investigation by Detective Gary Sykes of the Kentucky State Police.

An image of David Ratliff (Suspect), click here to enlarge photo in a new window An image of Rachel Lee Ratliff (Victim), click here to enlarge photo in a new window
David Ratliff (Suspect) Rachel Lee Ratliff (Victim)

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