Nicholas County man charged with murder of woman, 71

A Carlisle man was charged Saturday with murder in the shooting death of a 71-year-old woman in Mount Olivet in Robertson County, police said.

Gary H. Barnett, 64, was arrested without incident by Kentucky State Police detectives at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A witness told police that she'd seen the suspect fire multiple shots into the victim's home.

Police responded to reports of gunshots at 6367 Kentontown Road at 12:37 a.m. Saturday. Angie Spencer, 71, was found dead inside with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a police press release.

Police have released no other details, including if the victim and man charged knew each other.