Murder Trial Ends With Not Guilty Verdict


A murder victim's family is angry after a jury returns a not guilty verdict.

A Pike County jury says Cory Chaney did not kill Greg Flemming last year.

"We the jury find the defendant not guilty."

Those words ignited anger in the courtroom.

"Well, my brother was killed, this is not right! This is not right! my shoe, you forgot my shoe. Murderer!," the victim's sister said.

Cory Chaney, 19, was found not guilty on all charges that included first degree murder, robbery, and tampering with physical evidence.

He was accused of killing Greg Flemming, 26, last year and then burning his body and car on an ATV trail.

Chaney didn't testify in the trial but his interviews with state police detectives were played in court.

On the tapes, Chaney tells detectives he was with Flemming, but says another man, Arthur adkins, shot him during a dispute over drugs.

Chaney then admits on the tapes he burned the body and the car, but says Adkins forced him to do it.

Prosecutors argued Chaney lied and he committed the murder himself because of a sex tape.

Police say they found a video of Chaney and Flemming performing sexual acts on each other.

Prosecutors argued that was the real motive for the killing.

The judge never allowed the jury to watch the sex tape, but police described it on the witness stand.

In the end, the jury only took three hours before returning the not guilty verdict.

"Obviously we're pleased with the verdict, but Cory's friend still died and he's regretful about that," Agnes Sipple said.

Flemming's sister was anything but pleased.

Chaney was free to go home when the trial ended.

The other man allegedly involved, Arthur Adkins, is also charged with murder and will go to trial later this year.


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