Justin Miller, left, and Jody Cooper were arrested Saturday on charges of murder
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - One man is dead and two others are charged with murder in Harlan County.
Kentucky State Police say Damiano Delaney, 30, was shot several times at a home in Rosspoint Saturday night.
Justin Miller, 28, and Jody Cooper, 25, were arrested at the scene.
State police say around ten o'clock Saturday night, they found Damiano Delaney dead in the yard of the home at 1413 Highway 522.
An arrest citation says the man at the home, Jody Cooper, admitted to the first Troopers on scene he shot Delaney.
"It's still early in the investigation, but it does appear according to witnesses, this is a drug-related case," said Trooper Shane Jacobs.
Police say another man at the home, Justin Miller, told police Cooper robbed Delaney for drugs and money and shot him.
Police say Miller went next door to Cooper's brother's home and told him. The family then called 911.
When troopers arrived, they found Delaney shot to death.
"It does appear the two suspects had shot the individual inside the residence and then had drug his body outside to the yard," said Trooper Jacobs.
Police believe the accused suspects planned to cover-up the crime.
The arrest citations state it appears Cooper tried to clean the shooting scene in the house and asked Miller to help him take the body to the woods.
"We feel these two individuals were going to relocate the body; however, we showed up at the scene and placed both under arrest," said Trooper Jacobs.
No one at the Coopers' home would talk with us.
Cooper and Miller also declined jailhouse interview requests.
Cooper is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with physical evidence, and robbery.
Miller is charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.
They are being held in the Harlan County Detention Center. Their bond is $500,000 full cash.
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Two people are now charged with murder in connection to the death of a man in Rosspoint.
Kentucky State Police say they responded to a call at 1413 Hwy. 522 around 10:00 Saturday night.
Police say 30-year-old Damiano Delaney was dead in the yard.
Troopers arrested 25-year-old Jody Cooper at the scene and charged him with Murder, Abuse of a Corpse, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Robbery 1st. 28-year-old Justin Miller was also arrested at the scene and charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
The case remains under investigation.
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