Trucker Charged With Murder Heads Back To Court

An Alabama truck driver, charged with murder in a deadly crash in Franklin County says he didn't do it.

Paul George Neto had a circuit court arraignment on Friday morning where he pleaded not guilty to murder and drug charges.

Police say Neto was under the influence of marijuana and methamphetamine when he crossed the center line on U.S. 421 in Frankfort and slammed into a minivan.

That crash killed 41-year old Leslye Robertson of Frankfort. She died at the scene. Neto was taken to the hospital for treatment, but was then taken on to the Franklin County Regional Jail.

Police say they also found drugs in Neto's truck.

Neto was indicted by a grand jury earlier this week. He's being held on a one million dollar cash bond.


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  • by another trucker on Feb 8, 2008 at 12:33 AM
    People are so quick to judge one another. I see accidents on the highways almost everyday there are a lot of different factors that can play into this that may have occured on the tractor. I do agree that he should take responsability for this action. What gets to me is the mere fact that when a wreck does accure with a tractor trailer it always seems the first to be blamed is always sleepiness or drugs and alcohol.
  • by Tyrone Location: Lexington on Feb 3, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    Accidents happen, why we blaming the drugs. Many people wreck sober.
  • by johnny Location: ky on Feb 3, 2008 at 05:32 AM
    maby it was a remote control truck and they were driving it from the office an this man was just standing around when all this hampend. maby the judge will buy his story then maby he wont. pray for the famileys that they will get through this god is the only one that can help the family.so may god bless all
  • by Shorty Location: Frankfort on Feb 1, 2008 at 07:01 PM
    I do believe there are things much worse than death.......We here on earth should not judge, but pray that whenever his death does occur, he has asked forgiveness....
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Feb 1, 2008 at 01:52 PM
    I'm just disappointed that Mr. Cleveland (the prosecutor) didn't go for the death penalty since he did commit a CAPITAL CRIME. He should be terminated as soon as possible because worthless addicts like him will never stop, even after killing this lady he will go right back to it as soon as he makes bail or gets released...that's just how it works. He's probably already having sex with other inmates just to get drugs in jail where he's at now...I'm sure he has the "itch" for his habit, so lord knows what he's doing in jail right now to get what he needs to stay high.
  • by Cat on Feb 1, 2008 at 01:32 PM
    oops! Must have been his druggy bud.
  • by Anonymous Location: FRANKFORT on Feb 1, 2008 at 11:37 AM
    SAD THAT PEOPLE DONT WANT TO CLAIM WHAT THEY DID. FUNNY THAT HE SAYS HE DIDNT DO IT WHEN MY UNCLE WAS THE FIRST ON THE SCENE AND CALLED 911 AND TOLD HIM HE HIT SOMEONE. ALL HE WAS WORRIED ABOUT WAS HIS LOG BOOK. HE NEEDS TO PAY FOR WHAT HE DID. FEEL SORRY FOR HIM BECAUSE CLEVELAND ISNT A NICE MAN WHEN IT COMES TO THAT. GOOD LUCK BUDDY SITTING IN KY PRISON.
  • by TERESA Location: RICHMOND on Feb 1, 2008 at 10:53 AM
    HE DIDNT DO IT? WAS HIS MAKE BELIEVE FRIEND DRIVING THE TRUCK AT THE TIME? PLEASE HE DID IT HE SHOULD AT LEAST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS HE TOOK A LIFE
  • by Lynn Location: Frankfort on Feb 1, 2008 at 10:11 AM
    He didn't do it?????????????????? OMG someone else must have done it.......How crazy is that...............

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