After a plea deal in the case of an alleged drug robbery turned double homicide fell through Friday, Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate left the bench to personally break up quarreling families in the hallway of the Franklin County Courthouse.
Two Frankfort brothers and a woman could be facing decades — and possibly life — in prison after a traffic stop yielded large quantities of deadly opioids along with other narcotics.
A circuit judge will be considering whether an intoxicated driver convicted in the death of an 18-year-old passenger should be granted shock probation despite receiving what the judge said he considered a “fairly lenient sentence.”
A Franklin County man indicted last month for an alleged domestic incident has also been charged with sending harassing messages to an ex-girlfriend and faces more than a hundred charges in the case, according to court records.
Jones had previously asked that the court dismiss her indictment, claiming she was defending herself at the time of the fatal stabbing. Jones claimed that Morris had put a $5,000 bounty “on her head” on Snapchat, a social media app, and she feared for her life. However, the court relied on eyewitness testimony that an argument leading up to the stabbing had nothing to do with a bounty, court records stated.