Fayette County

Georgetown woman found guilty of stabbing boyfriend to death

Melinda (aka Mindy) Sue Barker-Turner, 36, Owenton, Ky.  Photo provided by Scott Co. Detention Center
Melinda (aka Mindy) Sue Barker-Turner, 36, Owenton, Ky. Photo provided by Scott Co. Detention Center

A Scott County Circuit Court jury found Melinda “Mindy” Turner guilty Thursday of murder in the 2010 stabbing death of her boyfriend Max Pomeroy Jr.

Murder is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

Pomeroy, 26, died on Aug. 9, 2010, in the Georgetown house he and Turner, now 41, shared. Witnesses said Pomeroy had planned to marry Turner.

Turner told police that three black men had broken into the house, had stabbed Pomeroy and had left through a back door just minutes before police arrived.

But police questioned her story, particularly after Scott County Coroner John Goble told them that Pomeroy had been dead two to three hours, longer than Turner had indicated.

The defense argued that police had arrived at a “rush to judgment” in charging Turner with the crime.

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