BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
PIKEVILLE, KENTUCKY - On March 15, 2018, John Russell Hall, 55, was arrested and charged with murder of Scotty Hamilton, 35, a police officer, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Michael Slone, 39, of Lexington, Gregory Slone, 54, of Pikeville, Amanda Dotson, 37, of Pikeville, and Jeanne Blackburn, 44, of Harold, were arrested and charged with hindering prosecution for aiding Hall as he hid from police after shooting Hamilton. Today, John Russell Hall admitted to Pike Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman that he killed Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton. Judge Coleman sentenced Hall to life in jail without the possibility of parole for murder and ten years for the firearm charge.
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