Crime

Woman indicted in man's death at Lexington apartment building

A Lexington woman will be arraigned Thursday after a Fayette County grand jury indicted her on charges that she shot and killed her neighbor.

Latarra Nicole Martin, 25, is scheduled to be arraigned at 11:30 a.m. The grand jury indicted Martin on Tuesday on one count of murder and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

Police said Martin shot and killed Jeffrey Wilburn on March 11. Wilburn lived across the hall from Martin and was the maintenance supervisor for the building at Lakeshore Apartments, 209 Lakeshore Drive.

Just before the shooting, Wilburn and three others were eating lunch in his apartment, according to police testimony at Wilburn's preliminary hearing. Martin knocked on the door and asked Wilburn to look at a plumbing problem in her apartment. Witnesses then heard gunshots.

Wilburn stumbled back into his apartment, saying he'd been shot, and Martin followed him, aiming a revolver at his guests and trying to shoot them, police say.

Martin is being held at the Fayette County jail. Bond has not been set for the murder charges. Each wanton-endangerment charge carries a $2,500 bond.

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