People Protest At Hearing For Suspected DUI Driver

The case against an eastern Kentucky man facing murder charges in connection with a deadly crash has been sent on to the grand jury.

Police say 53-year-old Russell Gray was driving drunk last month, when he hit a car in Clay County.

17-year-old Brandi Napier died. Her fiancee, 20-year-old Eugene Henson, was critically injured. He's still at UK Hospital, but his condition is improving.

Friends and family of both Napier and Henson showed up at the hearing on Monday to watch what happened.

Police testified on Monday that Gray was drunk when he slammed head-on into the car carrying Napier and Henson on Highway 11 near Manchester.

Gray is charged with murder and first degree assault.

For the time being, Gray is being held in jail on a one million dollar bond. He has already pleaded not guilty.

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  • by c Location: fkt on Feb 5, 2008 at 04:52 AM
    Of course, he pled not guilty. Drunks are never responsible for their own actions! Society says: "Poor alcoholic, he needs help not punishment"! I say: HOGWASH! He's responsible for his actions. It was HIS choice to drink & drive so he should be punished! He can get help while he's in prison! I was raised by an alcoholic & they can change if they want to! Stop babying these drunks and start punishing them for the crimes they commit! No one forces them to drink and no one forces them to drive afterwards! It's not the liquor companies fault, it's not the bartender's fault, IT IS THE PERSON'S FAULT WHO DRINKS AND DRIVES! There should be a manatory fine of $1000 for the first offense, then $2000 for the 2nd, the 3rd time, lock them up for 1 year! Take their money & they won't have any left to drink up! Judges are too soft on them! But what can you expect when half the judges & lawmakers drink and drive! Alcoholism is not a disease as some would have you believe, it's a choice!
  • by Cindy Location: Somerset on Feb 4, 2008 at 12:56 PM
    What are the people protesting? The murder charge? The title really doesnt make sense. Are the people really protesting or are they going for to see what happens?


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