Fayette County

Granddaughter arrested in slaying

The granddaughter of a 78-year-old Lexington woman who was found dead at her home last week is one of two people charged with her murder.

Lexington police have arrested Heather R. McGlothen, 22, and charged her with the Nov. 30 murder of her grandmother, Marilyn Hegge, who was beaten to death. McGlothen's boyfriend, Dominique D. Lewis, 26, was also arrested and charged with murder.

Both have also been charged with burglary, fraudulent use of a credit card and tampering with physical evidence, Lexington police said in a press release.

Lexington police Lt. James Curless said McGlothen was living with her grandmother at the time of the murder and continued to stay in the Red River Drive home, off Man o' War Boulevard, after Hegge's death.

Hegge was retired from the University of Kentucky, where she worked as a neonatal nurse until 1992. She never married but adopted two children from Costa Rica.

One of Hegge's other granddaughters found her dead in a bedroom about 4 p.m. Nov. 30 when she arrived to celebrate Hegge's birthday. Police said the house had not been not broken into.

McGlothen and Lewis were being held in the Fayette County Detention Center Tuesday night. No bond had been set Tuesday.

The two have been scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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