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Justin Smith looks on along with Efrian Diaz Jr. and Roman Gonzalez Jr. during a bond hearing for the 3 suspects involved in the murder of former Kernel photo editor Jonathan Krueger at the Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, February 5, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Trial for men charged with fatal shooting of UK student delayed to 2022

Natalie Parks April 21, 2021

Following a status hearing in Fayette Circuit Court, the trial by jury for three men accused of killing a UK student will be delayed until April of 2022.The suspects, Justin Smith, Roman Gonzalez and Efrain...

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

KY Supreme Court declines to rule on death penalty for those under 21

Jacob Eads March 27, 2020

The Kentucky Supreme Court has balked at a chance to decide whether criminal defendants between the ages of 18 and 21 can face the death penalty.The state’s highest court declined to interfere Thursday...

Attorney Matthew R. Krygiel listens to questions after the oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Attorneys argue over possible death penalty for suspects related to murder of UK student

Rick Childress September 19, 2019

SOMERSET, Ky.—Attorneys argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday over whether to overturn a previous Fayette County court ruling which essentially barred prosecutors from seeking the death...

Justin Smith looks on along with Efrian Diaz Jr. and Roman Gonzalez Jr. during a bond hearing for the 3 suspects involved in the murder of former Kernel photo editor Jonathan Krueger at the Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, February 5, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Suspects in former Kernel editor’s murder ruled competent; trial set for 2019

Kernel News Staff April 9, 2018

Two men charged with the murder of UK student Jonathan Krueger have been ruled mentally competent, according to the Herald-Leader. As part of the ongoing process to decide whether the two suspects can...

Judge Ernesto Scorsone meets with the prosecutors and defenders during a bond hearing for the 3 suspects involved in the murder of former Kernel photo editor Jonathan Krueger at the Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, February 5, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Circuit judge sets trial date for 3 charged in student’s shooting death

Cheyene Miller March 25, 2016

[email protected] court judge Ernesto Scorsone set a trial date for the three individuals charged with the April 2015 shooting death of Kentucky Kernel photo editor and UK student Jonathan Krueger.The...

Lexington Police robbery and homicide detective Reid Bowles flips through his notes during a bond hearing for the 3 suspects involved in the murder of former Kernel photo editor Jonathan Krueger at the Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, February 5, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Judge denies bond for 2 charged in Kernel editor’s shooting death

Cheyene Miller February 5, 2016

[email protected] Fayette County judge denied bail to two of the three individuals charged in the shooting death of Kentucky Kernel photo editor Jonathan Krueger.Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone denied...

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