Judge: Jamie Barnett Has Enough IQ To Face Death Penalty

A judge decides a man accused of killing an eastern Kentucky police chief has a high enough IQ to face the death penalty.

That ruling came Monday in the case of Jamie Barnett.

Barnett's sister testified during Monday’s hearing telling the judge Barnett has had mental problems dating back to childhood.

That did not sway the judge who ruled in favor of the prosecution.

Barnett is accused of killing Clay City Police Chief Randy Lacy in June of last year.

Jury selection will begin Tuesday in Montgomery County.


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  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Jul 8, 2008 at 04:04 PM
    He earned the death penality no one gave it to him.
  • by cat on Jul 8, 2008 at 11:34 AM
    To TimTon, I hope you never sire a child that is mentally disabled. You would probably throw him/her off a cliff like the idiots of long ago. God forgive you
  • by Venerable Location: Madison Square on Jul 7, 2008 at 09:15 PM
    But does he have a low enough IQ to face me in the ring?
  • by John Location: Lexington on Jul 7, 2008 at 02:31 PM
    Get the needle ready boys!!!
  • by TimTon on Jul 7, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    Guess lack of education does pay. Ha ha,ha.

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