Man Accused Of Murder Says He Is Innocent

He's accused of shooting four people, one was an 82 year old man that died. The Whitley County man charged with murder says police arrested the wrong man.

Teddy Keith Hurst is under extra security and has no bond in the Whitley County Jail. Hurst says he doesn't even know the victims of Wednesday's shooting and he has an alibi for when police were searching the hills looking for him Wednesday.

Hurst was sentenced on murder related charges in 1995 but he also denies having anything to do with that 1991 killing. He does admit to escaping from the old Whitley County Jail in 1996 because he feared he would get the death penalty.


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  • by Linda Location: Dalton Georgia on Apr 9, 2007 at 09:50 AM
    Teddy is my cousin, and I Pray He didn't do this. but I Know drugs and trouble has always been part of his Life.
  • by Mud Creek Location: Mud Creek on Apr 6, 2007 at 05:31 PM
    I agree with Susie. Someone needs to introduce Unite to this area. There are always two sides to every story, and neither story may be true.
  • by susie Location: williamsburg on Apr 6, 2007 at 10:39 AM
    i believe in my oppion it's a drug deal gone bad as i'm familar with both parties and if he did do it ,it was over drugs but he shouldn't have shot the old man i believe he missed his target!!!!!!!
  • by Mike Location: Whitley County on Apr 6, 2007 at 09:55 AM
    That Dude is Crazy he shot that old man and theres witnesses to prove it. He should get the death penalty or locked up till the day he dies
  • by Chris Location: Pineville on Apr 6, 2007 at 09:27 AM
    If he was sentenced once on related charges and he is already out something is wrong, and the same mistake being repeated twice he looks guilty on both accounts, this time he should get the death peanlty
  • by lf Location: middlesboro on Apr 6, 2007 at 08:55 AM
    If he not the one who done it why was he in that location in whitley county because he lives in bell county
  • by danielle Location: williamsburg on Apr 5, 2007 at 05:13 PM
    if he didnt do it then why would he run????

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