Murder in Madison County

   An investigation is under way in the murder of 53 year old Gary Deaton. Kentucky State Police responded to a call on Liza Allen Road in the Redlick area east of Berea around 9 pm Monday October 4th. Police state Deaton was dead when they arrived.
   At his mother’s home 41 year old Mitchell Turner of Berea was arrested and charged with murder. Police say the two men had been drinking and were in a wooded area when a fight broke out between the two and Turner allegedly beat Deaton to death. Turner is being held at the Madison County Detention Center in Richmond.
   In 2006 Turner survived a deadly home invasion robbery where he and his girlfriend Margaret Faye Jackson were shot. Jackson did not survive.
   An autopsy is planned on Deaton to determine the cause of death.

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