Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Family Gets Justice in Teen Murder Case

JeffKotarekOWENSBORO, KY (3/29/12) – A man convicted of killing a young girl in March of last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
 
Jeff Kotarek, age 47 of Owensboro, was convicted of three crimes in the hit-and-run death of Madalynn Matlock, a 13-year-old girl from in Daviess County. In a last ditch effort to get a reduced sentence for his client, Kotarek’s attorney had requested probation instead of jail time.
 
Instead, the jury handed down three 5-year sentences for each conviction, which included reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence.
 
Madalynn’s family believes the punishment should fit the crime. "There can never really be enough. There's no eye for an eye on this one," said Madalynn's mother, Jennifer Matlock.
 
"I think probation is a joke. He left her on the side of the road for dead," said David Matlock, Madalynn’s father. "I hope every day in prison is a nightmare for him," David said.
 
Ben Adams
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Henderson County Police Reports

HENDERSON, Ky. (9/15/14) — The Henderson Police Department released the following reports. On Sept. 12, 2014, officers… Read More

National High Attendance Week Activities

HENDERSON, Ky. (9/16/14) — Henderson County Schools is celebrating High Attendance Week from Sept. 15 - 19. The… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 12, 2014 17675

Woman's Body Found in Theater Day After…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 15, 2014 3779

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 13, 2014 3701

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 3651

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 12, 2014 2161

Paradise Residents Plan First Reunion…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 13, 2014 3701

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 12, 2014 1972

Madisonville Man Arrested for Disturbing…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 1962

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 1875

Man Arrested for Being Under Influence of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 12, 2014 1692

Earlington Woman Jailed for Trying to…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Matt Sanderson

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 12, 2014 1449

Ursuline Presentation 'Spirituality of…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 13, 2014 1168

The Gift of Aging Oct. 16

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 12, 2014 1121

Owensboro Police Investigate Accidents

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
September 13, 2014 1115

Audubon Bon Harbor Area Alliance to Host…

in News by Abby Shelton
September 13, 2014 1100

Dogwood Azalea Neighborhood Alliance to…

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 3779

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 15, 2014 3651

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 12, 2014 2161

Paradise Residents Plan First Reunion…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 16, 2014 1893

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 12, 2014 1483

Chamber Program Speaker Re-enforces…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06