VIRGINIA S. CAUDILL v. JANET CONOVER, Warden - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 2, 2018

Court: 6th Circuit Court (Published Opinions)

Attorneys 1:

ARGUED: Dennis J. Burke, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADVOCACY, LaGrange, Kentucky, for Appellant. Matthew R. Krygiel, OFFICE OF THE KENTUCKY ATTORNEY GENERAL, Frankfort, Kentucky, for Appellee.

Attorneys 2:

ON BRIEF: Dennis J. Burke, Euva Blandford, Krista A. Dolan, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADVOCACY, LaGrange, Kentucky, for Appellant. Matthew R. Krygiel, OFFICE OF THE KENTUCKY ATTORNEY GENERAL, Frankfort, Kentucky, for Appellee.

Judge(s): MOORE, SUTTON, and KETHLEDGE, Circuit Judges.

Court Appealed: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky at Lexington.

SUTTON, Circuit Judge. Virginia Caudill and Jonathon Goforth broke into Lonetta White’s home and beat her to death with a hammer when she refused to give them money to buy drugs. After ransacking her home for valuables, they wrapped her body in a carpet and loaded it in the trunk of her own car. They drove the car to an empty field, doused it with gasoline, and set it on fire. An autopsy revealed that she died from massive head injuries, including blows that caved in parts of her skull.