Laurel County woman charged with murder

Melzena Moore is charged with murder in the case. (Photo: Laurel County Detention Center)
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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - On Saturday, deputies arrested a Laurel County woman in connection to a deadly overnight shooting.

41-year-old Melzena Moore was arrested in connection to the case Saturday evening around 5:45 p.m.

The Sheriff says a neighbor found the victim on the front porch of his Cole Road home with multiple gunshot wounds.

Investigators say the victim had been shot overnight.

Deputies were able to develop leads on the suspect and eventually found Moore off Jervis Lane.

The coroner pronounced the victim dead at the scene. His name has not been released, pending notification of next-of-kin.

Investigators say they do not have a motive at this time, and no weapon in the crime has been recovered.

Moore is now charged with murder. She was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center on a $250,000 cash bond.