Fayette County

3 indicted in slaying of grandmother

A Fayette County grand jury indicted two people suspected in the slaying of an elderly woman in November.

Marilyn Hegge was found on Nov. 30, her 78th birthday, in her home on Red River Drive, off Man o' War Boulevard. She had been bludgeoned in her bed.

The grand jury on Tuesday indicted Hegge's granddaughter, Heather Rene McGlothen, and McGlothen's boyfriend, Dominique Dee Lewis, on murder charges. The couple also face burglary and evidence-tampering charges.

Also indicted was Dominique Lewis' brother, David Wayne Lewis, on charges of burglary and evidence tampering. Police have said he was in the house when the slaying occurred, but they did not have evidence showing that he took part in it or knew that the slaying would occur.

Police investigators said earlier that McGlothen was not inside the home when Hegge was killed, but she did help plan the slaying. McGlothen later took police to Jessamine County and showed them where some of the evidence, including Hegge's purse, was buried in plastic bags.

Because the slaying allegedly was committed during a burglary, there are aggravating circumstances that enhance the murder charge and make it a capital offense. However, the commonwealth's attorney did not indicate whether it would seek the death penalty.

All three will be arraigned Thursday in Fayette Circuit Court.

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