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January 21, 2014

Two indicted on murder charges

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — The December stabbing death of a Laurel man and the death of a woman from a November motor vehicle accident resulted in the indictments of two persons on Friday.

A Laurel grand jury returned an indictment against 25-year-old Hubert Dustin Lewis of Maple Street in Benham, Ky., for the December 12 stabbing death of Clinton Ray Howard.

Howard was lying in the kitchen floor of his mobile home on Campbell Road, dead from two cuts to his neck. A witness to the murder — and the person who called 9-1-1 — was present when Laurel County Sheriff’s officials arrived at the scene. The witness said Lewis had come into Howard’s bedroom and cut him with a knife. Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling was called to the scene, where he pronounced Howard dead.

Lewis fled the scene after the stabbing, but contacted sheriff’s officials the next day and turned himself in to the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies from Laurel County transported Lewis back to the Laurel County Detention Center where he remains incarcerated under a $250,000 cash bond.

During questioning regarding Howard’s death, Lewis allegedly told police he had thrown the knife away. A search of the area led to the discovery of the folding knife with an open blade less than two miles from the murder scene.

The second murder charge was returned against 35-year-old Cora M. Wilson, also known as Cora McGuire, of Sand Springs Drive in Mt. Vernon. Wilson is charged with murder, three counts of first-degree assault, and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Although Wilson was instructed to appear in Laurel Circuit Court for possible indictment in February, her case was presented to this month’s Laurel grand jury.

Wilson was the driver of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix that was traveling east on Ky. 80, near the intersection of Ky. 1803, on Nov. 27 when she crossed the centerline and hit a 2006 Honda CR-V that was headed west. The impact of the head-on collision pinned both drivers and three passengers inside the vehicle in what emergency responders called the “worst” crash they had ever witnessed.

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