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Lincoln Co. woman accused of murdering man, setting fire to cover it up

Published: Jan. 31, 2021 at 7:20 PM EST
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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lincoln County woman faces multiple charges after a man’s body was found following a house fire.

Tiffany Griffin, 35, is charged with murder, arson, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

A Lincoln Co. woman has been charged with murder after a man's body was found following a fire.
A Lincoln Co. woman has been charged with murder after a man's body was found following a fire.(WKYT)

Investigators with the Kentucky State Police say the body of Jason Netherton was found Wednesday in the master bedroom of a home on Maywood Rd. According to an arrest citation, investigators say once the fire was out they found a possible accelerant along with several shell casings.

Police say Griffin claimed to have discovered the fire. She suffered injuries to her leg from the fire and was taken to the hospital in Louisville for treatment.

During an interview with police, investigators say Griffin admitted to shooting Netherton several times. A juvenile witness also told police Griffin started the fire in order to destroy evidence. Investigators say Griffin and the witness admitted to tossing the gun on a nearby road.

“From what I have learned so far is that both of these individuals were parents,” said Trooper Adam Hall. “We have one who is deceased and one who is lodged in jail. And has been charged with murder. It’s a loss for everyone.”

Griffin is now being held in the Lincoln County Detention Center.

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