Police: Murder Victim Tied Up And Tortured

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

Investigators in Shelby County now say, James Duckett, 43, of Shelbyville was tied to a chair and tortured.

The desert storm veteran was found murdered Monday by his sister. Police say he had multiple stab wounds and his throat was slit.

While investigators continue to search for clues, people living in the community aren't taking any chances.

Local gun store owner, Ron Powell, of Tinker's Gun Shop, says since the brutal murder, gun sales are way up.

"People are afraid and they want to protect themselves," Powell said.

In fact he says the phones at his normally quiet business have been ringing off the hook.

"Most folks, are calling to ask about a handgun in the last few days or have come in, and everyone of them have mentioned this brutal murder," he said.

While Duckett struggled with alcoholism and post traumatic stress, according to his family, he had no known enemies.

On Halloween, Police say, Duckett's house was burglarized, but police said they don't know if it's related to the murder.

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  • by Lisa Location: Powell on Nov 13, 2008 at 01:45 PM
    Somebody let that SAW movie get to their head. We should ban movies like that from ever being in our theaters.
  • by kmjlm Location: ky on Nov 13, 2008 at 01:45 PM
    What a shame. Some fools probably did this for drugs...if he was bipolar, he was probably being prescribed something. I also pray for him and his family.
  • by len Location: ky on Nov 13, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    pray for the family
  • by melinda Location: mount sterling on Nov 13, 2008 at 08:23 AM
    i hope they catch the people responsible for this horrible act.. my prayers are with the family..


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