The mother and son of a defendant in a sodomy trial have pleaded guilty in Magoffin Circuit Court to charges stemming from their roles in creating a mistrial in the case, according to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's office of special prosecutions.
On Thursday, Gladys Allen, 64, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to retaliate against a participant in the legal process, admitting to threatening physical harm to Magoffin Commonwealth's Attorney Graham Martin, who was prosecuting the case.
Her grandson Jarred Allen, 18, pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted jury tampering, admitting to attempting to intimidate three jurors in his father's trial as they left the courthouse, according to the attorney general's office.
The events led the judge in the September trial of Chester Allen to declare a mistrial. Chester Allen's re-trial is set to begin November 30. Sentencing for Gladys Allen and Jarred Allen is set for December 3.
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Prosecutors have recommended a 12-month sentence for each and that they remain in jail until the conclusion of the re-trial.