Grand Jury Fails to Uphold Williams' Murder Charges
Nov 01, 2011 | 3168 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
by: Venita Fritz

A Marshall County Grand Jury has failed to uphold two murder charges brought against Michael Williams of Graves County in the September deaths of 21 year-old Kaytlin Lamb and 34 year-old Michael Hoy, Jr, both of Benton.

Williams was charged with the murders following an accident on U.S. Highway 68 in Palma that killed both passengers in his vehicle and injured two others. Williams is alleged to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

The Grand Jury last week brought back an indictment of second degree manslaughter in the deaths of Lamb and Hoy.

Williams will appear in Marshall County Circuit Court before Judge Dennis Foust on Monday.

Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship said the Grand Jury took into account the evidence that everyone in the vehicle at the time of the accident appeared to have been under the influence and were in the vehicle with Williams willingly.

Second degree manslaughter is a Class C felony which carries a penalty of 5-10 years imprisonment, with potential for parole after 20% of the term.

Williams is also charged with second degree assault, wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, second offense and operating a vehicle on suspended/revoked driver's license.

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