Fayette County

Wayne Co. woman dies after being shot

A Wayne County woman who was shot in the Parnell community on Saturday died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Hospital, state police said.

Samantha L. Rigney, 23, had been flown to UK after police found her at a house on Chestnut Oaks Road. The Fayette County coroner's office pronounced her dead Sunday.

Richard E. Smith Jr., 50, of Wayne County had been charged with first-degree assault. That charge was expected to be upgraded after Rigney's death.

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