Murder Trial Begins

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

He's accused of murder and Tuesday, on the first day of his trial, the victim's mother testified against him.

The trial for Don Reed was moved to Letcher County from Magoffin County.

Reed and two others were charged in connection with the murder of Brandy Rowe, who's body was found in a Breathitt County creek in January just weeks after she was killed.

Brandy Rowe's mother, Gayle Conley, spent the day in court crying for her daughter.

Rowe's friend Ellis Roark says its been a tough year without Brandy.

Police testified Rowe was shot seven times before her body was dumped in Quick Sand Creek two days before Christmas last year.

Prosecutors say two alleged witnesses and accomplices say Don Reed killed her in his car during a night of drinking.

Sitting across the isle was Don Reed's family. They say the wrong person is has been blamed for the ceime.

Attorney Ned Pillersdorf says the two alleged witnesses Spanky Arnett and Linda Arnett did it and are blaming Reed.

Prosecutors revealed the two Arnetts have immunity for testifying against Reed.

Linda Arnett told the courtroom her story is the truth.

Rowe's family believes the right person is on trial and says their fighting for Brandy Rowe's memory.

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