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Corbin Man Charged In Murder-For-Hire Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LONDON, Ky. – William Timothy Sutton, 55, of Corbin, Ky., has been indicted on several charges relating to a murder-for-hire scheme.


On Thursday, a federal Grand Jury sitting in London returned the indictment charging Sutton with four counts of using the mail or a facility of interstate commerce, with the intent that four individuals be murdered in exchange for a promise and agreement to pay another to commit the murders.


Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Stuart L. Lowrey, Special Agent in Charge, ATF; and Richard W. Sanders, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, jointly announce the indictment.


The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the ATF and the Kentucky State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sam Dotson.


Sutton’s appearance before the United States District Court has not yet been set.


An indictment is an allegation only. All defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial, at which the government must prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Updated June 23, 2017

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