Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Wife's Murder

It's five years in prison for a Kentucky man who admitted to killing his wife.

A Powell County judge sentenced Larry Meadows today, for shooting his wife in their Powell County home back in 2005.

Despite the short time he'll spend in prison, the victim's family says they received justice.

Meadows is well known in the Powell County community, where he ran a golf course and was the head of the historical society.


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  • by TESS Location: SOMERSET on Dec 21, 2007 at 11:09 PM
    5 YEARS IS WRONG!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO LIFE FOR THIS. I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS HAS HAPPENED. WHATS WRONG WITH OUR SYSTEM...
  • by judgementday Location: hindman on Dec 21, 2007 at 05:29 PM
    I don't see how some of these so called judges can sleep at night. Especially at Christmas time when someone they love is in jail all because it may have took a few more minutes out of their day to sign paper. In the meantime they wont have a Christmas while I guess the Judge will be eating their dinner and enjoying their family together. The inmate is just being made an example out of and that is not fair to them or their family. It is definetly who you are in this county that matters and the rest of us can forget about it. The judge theirself should have to explain to the inmates family why they wont be home for Christmas. I don't think they would like it if the situation was turned around. I dont see how judges can call theirself a christian and place judgement upon others. They need to stop and think they are not always going to be a judge and then they will need votes to keep them where they are at. Everyone has made mistakes in their life and EVERYONE can change Thanks 4 listening
  • by donny Location: ky on Dec 21, 2007 at 02:42 PM
    well i think he could have left her. didnt have to kill her. 5 years my my. i guess now there be many more killing if thats all they get for killing. heck u get 5 years for killing a elk. so he got 5 years? well he be out in 2 years. to me the law is going down hill. he could have packed his cloths and left her..not kill her. owell
  • by mommy 2 b Location: ky on Dec 21, 2007 at 07:03 AM
    5 years! Wow, you spend more time in jail for killing a deer out of season...thats a shame. A woman's life was taken from her, and the culprit gets 5 years taken from him.
  • by Kylady Location: Ky on Dec 20, 2007 at 06:33 PM
    Why are people so easy to give the 'ok' for this man to only get 5 years for what she 'put' him through,but then some of the same people would say a completely different thing about Pam Bartley supposedly shooting her husband.He treated her like crap for years,but everybody wants to hang her,and there's no evidence she even did it! "Despite the short time he'll spend in prison, the victim's family says they received justice."-From what Anna Hollon posts,the family does NOT feel they received justice.There is no justice when someone takes another's life,unless they do it in self defense.Bill,Clint-my sister killed her husband 12 years ago because he threatened her son if she left him,she got 30 years,and as far as I'm concerned,that's bull.If she would have came to my home,he would NOT have been able to get to her.If he tried,THAT would have been self defense.Why should my family,let alone HIS family have to support her with food,a place to sleep,and an education?Justice?I think NOT!
  • by melissa Location: ohio on Dec 20, 2007 at 12:17 PM
    I knew them both and i have never thought there was a kinder man than Larry.I was there when they started dating and i was glad she found Larry i knew that she and her kid's couldn't have been in a better family.His family was all good to Sam and her kid's.I don't know what went wrong but i just can't see that her life had to be taken.Then to give a 5 year sentence for her life? That's just seem's like nothimg.If she had problem's there's rehab,mental hospital's and there was always divorce.Why didn't he have her locked up for threatening the family?I know he could have.Then at least her family could visit her.It's sad for all involved.
  • by Chris Location: SE KY on Dec 20, 2007 at 12:13 PM
    I understand the man being distraught if the woman was causing problems as has been stated. There are, however, legal means to address these kinds of problems. An EPO isn't just for women, and if the problem was drug addiction, an involuntary admission petition could have been obtained, forcing the woman into a clinic. Abuse or no, there is no excuse for murder. Only an immediate threat to one's life or the life of another justifies deadly force. There are people serving much longer sentences for accidentally killing someone. Where is the justice for them?
  • by TheOmegaMan Location: DeltaEpsilon on Dec 20, 2007 at 08:16 AM
    That Barnett fellow who killed the Powell County sheriff should take some comfort in this sentence. But, I guess Mr Barnett better hope he was "well known" too.
  • by ScareCrow Location: Oz on Dec 20, 2007 at 08:13 AM
    Bill of Stanton, then this was a mercy killing?
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Dec 20, 2007 at 08:10 AM
    Mr Meadows stated "If I had known that I would only get 5 years, I would have killed her sooner". I bet if he does not kill anyone in prison, he will be out before Michael Vick.
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