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Laurel County Grand Jury indicts two for murder regarding death of 7 week old baby

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: on Friday, September 16th, 2016, the Laurel County Grand Jury returned an indictment on Gary Nicely charging murder, two counts of criminal abuse in the first-degree, assault in the first degree, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct – second-degree, and menacing.

Also the Laurel County Grand Jury returned an indictment on Jessica Hope Nicely charging murder, two counts of criminal abuse in the first-degree, and assault in the first-degree.

These indictments were the result of an investigation conducted by Detective Kyle Gray along with Detective Kevin Berry.

Background info:

Update on 9-7-2016 at 4:30 P.M. -  Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Jessica Nicely age 31 has been charged with one count of murder and two counts of criminal abuse – first-degree – child 12 or under.

Her husband, Gary Nicely age 34 has been charged with one count of murder and one count of criminal abuse – first-degree – child 12 or under.

These two individuals continue to be lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. This investigation is continuing by Detective Kyle Gray and Detective Kevin Berry.

Photos attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

 

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