Home Invasion Suspect Takes The Stand

A Georgetown man accused in a violent home invasion in Scott County took the stand on Tuesday, hoping to get some charges against him dropped.

Stanley Stander is accused of going into a Georgetown home back on May 31st and tying up and beating the elderly couple who lives there. Investigators say Stander then stole the couple's car and led police on a chase that ended in northern Kentucky.

At Tuesday's hearing, investigators took the stand, testifying about statements Stander made on the night of his arrest. They say he wouldn't stop talking that night, even after being read his rights.

Stander also took the stand. He claims he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol on the night of the crime and doesn't remember what happened. He still maintains someone else was involved in the home invasion.

The judge did not issue any ruling on Thursday. He says he needs more time to sift through the evidence and statements made by Stander to figure out what will be allowed at Stander's trial.

Stander's trial is set for late January, but it could be postponed.

The couple involved in that home invasion, Ralph and Mattie Michaels have both recovered from their injuries.


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  • by marlene Location: pittsburgh on Dec 22, 2007 at 04:10 PM
    We don't need persons who are capable of such violence free in our communities. Victims never really recover from such and experience. Drop no charges!!!
  • by Between The Lines Location: right there in front of you on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:08 AM
    If he doesn't remember what happened, then how can he claim to remember what DIDN'T happen? Let's just hope that the judge and or jury realizes that.
  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Dec 19, 2007 at 05:49 AM
    GIVE THE LAZY NO GOOD FOR NOTHING THE MAX. NEED TO DO TO HIM WHAT HE DONE TO THE VICTIMS AND THEN GIVE HIM 10 YEARS ON THE CHAIN GANG.
  • by c Location: fkt on Dec 19, 2007 at 04:24 AM
    Did someone force this man to drink and take drugs? No. So don't let him say it wasn't his fault for what he did! He is still responsible for his actions. Period! There is no excuse for beating an elderly couple! This scumbag needs to rot in prison for his actions! So that he won't be able to do this to another couple! Throw the book at him judge!
  • by SPIKE LEE OF KY .BB Location: LEX.KY. on Dec 18, 2007 at 01:03 PM
    FIRST AND FOREMOST I DON'T WANT THIS PUNK TO WIN ON APPEAL.I'M NPT A LAWYER BUT I SEEM TO ME THAT THE VICTIMS WOULD BE THE KEY WITNESS IN THIS MATTER.I'M FOR SURE THERE'S FINGER PRINTS AND OTHER EVIDENCE TO NAIL THIS GUY.SO,I HOPE THE JUDGE DON'T MAKE A MISTAKE IN THIS MATTER FOR THIS GUY TO GET OFF AT A LATER DATE.IT JUST BLOWS MY MIND THAT ANYONE CAN DO WHAT HE DID TO THOSE ELDERLY PEOPLE.I'LL BE WATCHING THIS CASE JUST HOPING THAT REAL RAW JUSTICE PREVAILS AND THIS GUY GETS SENT AWAY DOING SOME HARD TIME.I WISH THE MICHAELS HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND MANY,MANY MORE.

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