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Murder Investigation Leads to Princeton Arrest

murder arrest 1PRINCETON, Ky. (9/3/13) – The Kentucky State Police has charged a Princeton man in connection with the death of a Princeton woman.
 
On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at approximately 5:05 a.m., KSP Post 2 Madisonville was contacted by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department in reference to a stabbing that occurred at a residence located at 511 North Plum Street in Princeton.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim, Penny Riley, 50 of Princeton, KY,  and the accused, John E. Barnwell II, 39 of Princeton, KY, were involved in a verbal disagreement that turned physical at the above address. The accused fled the scene and was located at his residence on Needmore Road in Princeton, where he was taken into custody.  
 
Ms. Riley was transported via ambulance to the Caldwell County Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.
 
KSP Detective Billy Sumner has charged Mr. Barnwell with murder and theft of an automobile. He is currently lodged in the Caldwell County Jail. At the present time, no bond has been set.

An autopsy was conducted this morning at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville. The cause of death was a single, stab wound.

The investigation is continuing by Det. Sumner. KSP Post 2 troopers and detectives, the Princeton Police Department, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department and the Caldwell County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene.
 
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Information provided by Stu Recke (Kentucky State Police)

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