October 22, 2005

Killer of ex-priest gets 30 years; prosecutors wanted life sentence

LEXINGTON (KY)
Herald-Leader

By Brandon Ortiz
HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER

A Fayette Circuit Court judge has rejected the prosecutorsí recommendation of life without parole for convicted priest killer Jason Anthony Russell.

Judge Gary Payne instead sentenced Russell, 28, to 30 years in prison today. Russell will be eligible for parole after serving 85 percent of that sentence, or just more than 25 years.

Posted by kshaw at October 22, 2005 09:36 AM