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Knox County Murder Investigation

Date of News Release: 11/13/2012

(Barbourville, Ky.) - On November 13, 2012 at 12:26 a.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan responded to 936 J Goodin Branch Road in Barbourville reference to a male subject being shot. KSP Troopers along with deputies with the Knox County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates the owner (Earl Carter, 75, from Barbourville Ky.) of the residence suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knox County Coroner's Office. Mr. Carter's body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Charlene Sue King, 49, from Barbourville, the care giver of the victim has been charged with one count of murder and is lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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