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Charges in shooting dropped against relative of rape victim

A woman accused of shooting the man accused of raping one of her relatives saw the charges against her dismissed Tuesday, in Floyd County District Court. Kathleen Keen, 40, of Wayland, was charged with attempted murder after she allegedly shot a man who she believed had raped a member of her family.

The man Keen shot is David Slone, and he is currently awaiting a grand jury’s decision in regard to charges of first-degree rape. During her preliminary hearing, which followed Slone’s on Tuesday, Kentucky State Police Det. Tony Tackett testified that the alleged rape had been what is described as a forceful rape, with the defendant Slone allegedly biting and holding a knife to the throat of a 12-year-old victim.

The trooper also testified that at least one independent witness had told him that Slone confessed to the rape.

County Attorney Keith Bartley asked Tackett if the shooting marked the first time Keen had been in Slone’s presence following the alleged rape. Tackett said it was, that the shooting took place roughly seven or eight hours after the rape was reported to have occurred.

Filed under: Floyd Co. | Violent crimes | Court cases


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