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Man arrested one year after Jessamine County murder

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - It was an unsolved crime for more than a year, but now investigators say a man is indicted for the murder of Dale Monty Burgess. The Jessamine County Sheriff's Office reported that 46-year-old Barry Stinnett was behind the death inside Burgess home on Elm Fork Road in April of 2013. The memory of that day still haunts the neighbors.

"It's very erie," said Liz Marler.

Since the murder investigation started, it seemed there was a lot of unanswered questions with very few answers.

"Just wondering if they would ever find out who had actually done it," Marler said.

All that was known was the 49-year-old victim was shot multiple times. Soon after, the rumor mill started swirling and the name that kept coming up was the man who was recently indicted for the crimes: Barry Stinnett.

"It doesn't really surprise me, because I've heard rumors that it was him," answered Marler.

"Everybody thought it was him to begin with, so just glad justice is finally served," added Jake Embry, who now lives in the victim's home.

Other neighbors expressed their relief to hear of the arrest, and they say for the last year or so a cloud of fear has hung over this area.

"I live here with my daughter and I always worried someone might try and come back or something," Embry continued, "so glad they got that taken care of."

Records show Stinnett was already in jail on separate charges, and will now add murder, robbery, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Stinnett will be arraigned on these new charges this coming Friday.

"I'm glad there's closure for the family," said Marler, "A year is a long time."

While Burgess is gone, he is far from forgotten by those who lived near him.


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