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Death Investigation in Knox County

Date of News Release: 06/20/2011

(Barbourville, Ky.) -- On 6/19/2011 at 7:48pm, Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan responded to a call for assistance from the Knox County Sheriffs Office in reference to a double shooting at Blue Gable Straight in Barbourville, KY. Randy Hale, age 42 of Barbourville, KY sustained a gunshot wound and was flown out to University of Kentucky Medical Center. Francis Elliott, age 54 of Barbourville, KY sustained a fatal gunshot wound and her body was sent to the State Medical Examiners Office for autopsy.

The call initially came in to Knox 911 as a domestic dispute. This case is still under investigation by Detective Mark Mefford of Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan.

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