Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Kentucky State Police Makes Arrest in Lee County Murder Investigation
Date of News Release: 10/19/2013
(Beattyville, KY) - On Friday, October 18, 2013, at approximately 11:00 pm EDT the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post responded to Primrose Lane in Lee County to respond to a shooting. Initial investigation revealed that Rex B. Lykins, 74 years old, had been shot multiple times.
On Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm EDT Madeline Lykins, 54 years old and the wife of the victim, was arrested and charged with Murder (Domestic Violence) and Tampering with Physical Evidence. She was lodged in Lee County Jail.
Detective Brian Bowman is the investigating officer and was assisted by other KSP personnel.