Not Guilty Plea In Hit And Run Death Of UK Student

A man accused in connection with the hit and run death of a UK student entered a not guilty plea in court on Friday morning.

Shannon Houser is charged with tampering with physical evidence, a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident and marijuana possession.

Police say his truck hit 18-year-old Connie Blount as she walked across South Broadway on April 13th.

Houser is currently out of jail on bond. At Friday's hearing a judge ordered him to take random drug tests, continue living with his mom, continue to work and not use any drugs or alcohol.

He'll return to court on July 31st for a pre-trial hearing.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 31, 2008 at 09:24 PM
    for all off you that want to help shannon houser, and believe he should not get the death penatly. think about how connies mom and dad feel when they can no longer visit her in her room, but have to go to her grave think about her sister and brother who lost their sister without a goodbye think about connies boyfriend who watched her get hit, and watch shannon drive away think about connies friends who love and miss her and everytime they call her cell phone to hear voice their heartbreaks connies life was stole, and her death shook our city. all we want is justice for connie no matter the sentance nothing will ever bring connie back. we miss her more and mroe as the days go by.. and one last thing.. as i drove to school after connies death.. imagine driving past her grave as i had too everyday on the back and forth to school.. and touching your 18 year old friends cascatte imagine all of this and tell me that you still dont believe he doesnt deserve the death penat.
  • by Anonymous Location: park city utah on Jul 31, 2008 at 09:13 PM
    all we have ever wanted is, justice for connie.
  • by a friend who is still and forever will be mis beauttiful connie Location: park city ut on Jul 24, 2008 at 07:00 PM
    shannon houser has no idea what he has done.connies life was taken far to soon. I went to high school with connie, and her death shook our city. we miss her deeply. connies funeral was so hard, as we said goodbye to our friend forever. As i touch connies cascatte when they took her out to be barried my heart broke. i never knew that connies last time coming home would be in casscatte wihtout a goodbye. things wont ever be the same... And for the first while when no-one knew who commited this crime our hearts broke deep, but when we heard about all the covering up this man did our hearts broke even more. connies gone, and we want shannon to pay
  • by Liz Location: Tenn on Jul 15, 2008 at 06:41 AM
    This is not the first time a young person is dead because of this man. He has hurt enough people. Drinking and drugs end up in horriable things . I have two children and they have been out when sometimes they shouldn't, but they don't need to die because of it. Why was he out at that hour? Why did he lie? Why did he try to cover the truck up? This doesn't seem like not guilty behavor to me.This young girl had a whole life to live, now she can't because of this man. Not only her but the other person that is dead.This is not the girls fault. HE was driving she was WALKING. Dumas seems to me that the first time should have rehabilitated him, but it didn't. If this man isn't punished who is going to loose another loved one because of his drinking and drugs. He is not a teenager he knows what he is doing. Stella Wilson look at the picture . some one not guilty doesn't run they try to help not this guy. Get you head out of the ground.
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on Jul 14, 2008 at 05:06 PM
    Stella Wilson, how do you know that he is guilty? Did you see it happen? Perhaps you will be called as a witness.
  • by Parent of Daughters Location: Pikeville on Jul 14, 2008 at 02:37 PM
    To Linda, do you have any teenage children? My daughters have been raised with morals and values and brought up in church. However, I have a daughter who is 19 years old and away at school but I cannot keep tract of her every movement. Did you ever disobey what your parents taught you or warned you about? It is not the girls fault; if the driver was so innocent why he is drive off in the first place?
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jul 13, 2008 at 02:26 PM
    Dumas, is that the correct spelling of your name? I know another way that fits your comments a lot better.
  • by Kyle Anderson Location: Chaves on Jul 12, 2008 at 11:56 PM
    His first mistake that night was getting high or drunk or whatever he was. His second mistake was driving and his third mistake was leaving the scene. If justice prevails, this man will spend the rest of his life in a 5x7 cell thinking about the two murders he caused in his lifetime.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jul 12, 2008 at 08:50 AM
    On the 10PM news last night this guy says his life has been a living hell for the past 8 months. He was criminally involved in another death by vehicle several years ago. Let's send him to Hell permanently.
  • by Dumas Location: Lexington on Jul 12, 2008 at 07:36 AM
    This man needs help and rehabilitation, not a prison sentence. We should be enlightened enough to realize that treating people who have substance abuse problems and returning them to society as productive members is far better than simply incarcerating them. The man needs to be treated, given a decent job, and whatever else he needs (food, housing, clothing, etc.) to become a useful member of society again.
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