Jury recommends life sentence in double murder case

STANFORD, Ky. (AP) - A jury that convicted a young central
Kentucky man on murder charges has recommended he be given at least a quarter century in prison.

The jury in Stanford made the recommendation to the court Monday
after finding Jamarkos Campbell guilty in the February 2002
killings of 20-year-old Ryan Shangraw and 18-year-old Harold "Bo"
Upton III in Lincoln County.

Jurors recommended life in prison with no parole possibility for at least 25 years on the murder conviction with sentences for other convictions to be served concurrently.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 19.

Campbell could not be given the death penalty because he was 16
when the murders were committed.

Three others face trial later in the killings and another man
has pleaded guilty.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by MG on Jun 2, 2009 at 02:05 PM
    Clay: This happened homecoming night. Show me a parent that followers their 16-18 yr old kid around to homecoming parties. Nicole: The victims have just as much right to have the trial held in the district of the crime unless news coverage makes it impossible. There has been nothing on this case until Campbell was and the others were arrested so its fair to say the news hasn't caused a bias uproar. SGT: As you say it is the only big murder and was treated with high importance, his skin color wasn't an issue. But yes, lets check the stats. I know there are still racist people and stereotyping is bad but as you say, the stats speak for themselves. Go look at them for crimes. Bo was my neighbor and friend and he had his faults like we all do but nobody deserves to be killed. I'm sure most in Lincoln will feel better knowing that a killer is off the streets.
  • by jean Location: KY on Jun 2, 2009 at 09:18 AM
    All so very, very sad for everyone involved.
  • by c Location: fkt on Jun 2, 2009 at 04:40 AM
    Good for the Lincoln Co Jury! Thanks for your service. Another killer off the streets for at least 25 years is welcome news!
  • by SGT Howard Location: Afghanistan on Jun 1, 2009 at 09:54 PM
    Only big time murder lincoln county ever had and we wont mention the color of his skin, the stats speak for themselves.
  • by nicole Location: fl on Jun 1, 2009 at 05:12 PM
    I am suprised they held this trial in Lincoln County. How is that considered a fair trial?
  • by Clay on Jun 1, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    Maybe all the principles involved and those reading will learn that dope kill by using or selling. The only question now is regular or extra crispy. All the cuties pies dopers were lucky they didnt die with the dealers. Where the hell were the parents?


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