Casey County Grand Jury Issues Murder Indictment

LIBERTY - A Casey County grand jury has handed down a murder indictment against a man charged in a New Year's Day shooting death, reports the Danville Advocate-Messenger in its Sunday edition.

Isidro Perez, 25, of U.S. 127, is accused of shooting Ramon Carillo twice in the chest and once in the head in a trailer about four miles north of Liberty. He also was indicted for allegedly tampering with evidence at the shooting scene.

At a preliminary hearing last month, Kentucky State Police Detective George Atwood testified that Perez said, through an interpreter, he shot Carillo because he was assaulting his friend.

Carillo had just recently come to Liberty before the shooting and was staying in the trailer where Perez and three other men lived.

A 9 mm pistol was recovered from under a mattress in Perez' bedroom, and three shell casings were found in a trash can in the trailer, Atwood said.

The body had been moved from the bedroom, where the shooting took place, to the bathroom. Perez was attempting to "bag the body" in a trash bag and get rid of it, the detective testified, leading to the evidence tampering charge.

Perez remains in the Casey County Detention Center under a $1-million bond, reports the Danville Advocate-Messenger.

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