Former Ursa man indicted on murder charges
Thu, 13 Dec 2007 23:38:53 GMT —
Ursa native Brent Burke has been indicted by a grand jury on murder charges.
The charges stem from a double homicide on September eleventh in Rineyville, Kentucky.
KHQA confirmed the indictment with Bob White of the News Enterprise newspaper in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Burke is and Army M-P stationed in Kentucky.
Police say he broke into the home of his estranged wife, shot and killed her and her former mother in law.
During a preliminary hearing, investigators testified one of Burke's children said "daddy shot mommy."
Burke's defense attorney said a toddler's random statement shouldn't be considered credible evidence.
Burke's currently in jail in Kentucky on a two million dollar bond.
No trial date has been set.