Lexington man sentenced to 5 years in 2014 murder

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington man will spend the next five years in prison in the shooting death of an 18-year old.

A judge sentenced Alan Burgess for shooting Kearra Green on Scottsdale Circle back in 2014. The recommended sentence by the Commonwealth was five years on one count of criminal facilitation to commit murder.

Lexington police say in June of 2014 Burgess fired multiple shots into a home, hitting four people and Green who died from her injuries. Detectives say he was feuding with a man who lived at the home.

In April of 2016, a grand jury indicted Burgess on ten counts, including murder, assault and wanton endangerment. However, according to our partners at the Herald-Leader, the murder charge was amended down to criminal facilitation to murder.

The lesser charge was agreed upon due to witnesses, that might have been called to testify during trial, no longer cooperating.

Burgess entered an Alford Plea, which is when a defendant claims he is innocent but acknowledges enough evidence to prove guilt.

Burgess will be back in court on December 21 for a status hearing on the other charges, including robbery and possession of a gun as a convicted felon.



 
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