Sentencing for Floyd Co. man who pleaded guilty to murder for a handful of pills
A Floyd County man who pleaded guilty to murder as part of a scheme to steal a handful of prescription pills has been formally sentenced to prison. In October, Benjamin Meek pleaded guilty to murder, assault, robbery, and tampering with evidence in the death of 20-year-old Brian Gayheart back in May. Prosecutors say Meek, and his wife Kaitlyn Crum-Meek, lured Gayheart to a bridge outside Prestonsburg to steal his pills. During a hearing last week in Floyd County Circuit Court, Meek was sentenced to 23 years in prison. Gayheart's mother didnâ€™t know much about whether Brian was involved in drugs, or to what extent, but she says he didnâ€™t deserve to die.