October 21, 2005

Russell Sentencing Today


Oct 21, 05:25 AM EDT

After a sordid crime of sex and murder, a Lexington man will learn his fate later today.

A Fayette county judge will sentence Jason Anthony Russell this morning in court.

Russell, who is 26 years-old, admitted to killing a former priest, Joseph Pilger.

Pilger was 78 years-old when he was found dead in his Lexington home in December 2003.

During his trial, Russell's testimony became very graphic.

He told the judge he had been invited to live with the elderly man in exchange for sexual favors.

Posted by kshaw at October 21, 2005 08:37 AM