Troopers: 18-year-old's murder charge doesn't mean she intended to kill boyfriend

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LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - An 18-year-old woman is now charged with murder in the death of a 19-year-old man.

Kentucky State Police have arrested Jordan Witt of Lawrenceburg as a result of the investigation into Kyle York's death.

York was pronounced dead Sunday morning at a hospital after being shot Saturday night at 1020 Country Estates.

Witt, who troopers say was York's girlfriend, is accused of placing a loaded pistol on the head of York before pulling the trigger. She was accused of being under the influence.

Troopers say just because Witt is charged with murder, it doesn't necessarily mean she intended to kill her boyfriend.

It is the charge for wanton murder which could still leave it in the realm of accident that is still under investigation," Trooper Bernis Napier said. "As some of the results come back from lab tests that may change. It may determine something different. The murder charge in that subsection is for wanton, not premeditated."

Witt is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Anderson County District Court.



 
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