TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Double Homicide Investigation & Arrest
Date of News Release: 11/08/2011
Providence, KY. (Webster County) - On Monday, November 7, 2011 at approximately 10:13 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville received a call from the Providence Police Department requesting that the KSP investigate a shooting and stabbing that occurred in the city limits.
While at the scene, officers learned that the suspect, identified as Michael A. Musarra, age 43 of Providence, KY, had entered the residence of his ex-girlfriend on Highland Avenue and shot her. He then stabbed her male friend and fled the scene.
Mr. Musarra contacted Henderson County Dispatch to turn himself over to authorities. On November 7 at approximately 11:42 p.m., troopers from Post 2 and Post 16, along with the Henderson County Sheriff's Department, located Mr. Musarra at his mother's residence in Robards, KY. He was taken into custody without incident.
The shooting victim, identified as Erika L. Hutchason, age 43 of Providence, KY, was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, KY for treatment. She was later flown to St. Mary's in Evansville, IN where she succumbed to her injuries. The stabbing victim, identified as Anthony H. Culp, age 39 of Clay, KY, was also transported to the Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Mr. Musarra was charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, and Burglary 1st Degree. He is currently lodged in the Webster County Detention Center.
The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police. The Providence Police Department, the Webster County Sheriff's Department, Webster County EMS, Webster County CHR, Henderson County Sheriff's Department, and KSP Post 16 assisted.