Convicted Killer Speaks Out About Social Worker's Murder

He's a convicted killer, but now a man who told a judge he killed a Kentucky social worker says he didn't do it.

Police arrested Christopher Luttrell and his girlfriend Renee Terrell for the 2006 murder of Boni Frederick. Now just four days after pleading guilty, Luttrell is changing his story.

In a jailhouse interview Luttrell said he was holding Renee Terrell's son while she was in another room killing Frederick. Luttrell said Terrell opened the door covered in blood and said they had to leave.

But later Luttrell said his girlfriend did say something, this time skillet in hand. He says Terrell told him to finish killing the social worker and he refused.

But Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Markwell says that's not what happened. He believes the truth lies in a 50 page manuscript Luttrell wrote in jail. Markwell says Luttrell was waiting in a closet for Frederick. Then he and Terrell attacked the social workers with knives and a skillet.

Even Luttrell admits he wouldn't believe his own story if someone else told it. He says he changed his story to protect his girlfriend.

Renee Terrell's trial begins in September. Luttrell will not face the death penalty, because a judge ruled his IQ is too low.


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  • by Delphia Location: Pikeville on Jul 23, 2008 at 07:02 AM
    SOCIAL WORKERS WORK HAD TO PROTECT.BOTH OF THEM SHOULD BE GIVEN THE HARSHEST PUNISHMENT. LAW ENFORCEMENT GO OUT WITH GUNS, MOST OTHER PUBLICE SERVENTS HAVE THEM COME IN, BUT SOCIAL WORKERS GO TO THE HOME AND LAY THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE. I KNOW OF SW BEING THREATENED AND THEIR FAMILIES ALSO. SO I HOPE JUSTICE GETS SERVED.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Jul 23, 2008 at 05:17 AM
    Come on Lexington news outlets who cares about jail house interviews. This guy is just looking for a way out of jail even though he knows he did it.
  • by 4 Social Work Location: Kentucky on Jul 23, 2008 at 04:26 AM
    I am not a social worker but thought about going into that profession. I beleive social workers should receive haz. duty pay and only have to work 20 years for retirement much like law enforcement, fire crew....etc. It is so dangerous to walk into a home without the law. I just couldn't do it.

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