Man Sentenced For His Role In Wayne County Murder

A Southern Kentucky man will serve 34 years in prison for his role in the robbery and murder of a 91 year old man.

Scottie Upchurch admits to helping plan the robbery and murder of Williams Wells Senior. Well's son was severely beaten in the May 2004 attack. Tuesday, a judge heard statements from the victim's sons and he had a few words of his own for Upchurch.

"You were not alone in committing the terrible act, but we find you the most deserving of punishment," said victim Joe Wells.

"I'm so angry at this whole situation, and I just don't want to blow up in front of you," said Wayne Circuit Court Judge Vernon Miniard.

Richard Taylor and George Maupin are currently serving life sentences for their roles in the crime.


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