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Kentucky State Police Investigating a murder in Clay County

From Kentucky State Police Post 11 -

Jeffery Sean Sandlin - CCDC

Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a call for assistance from Clay County 911 with a shooting incident on KY 1482 in the Oneida Community of Clay County at approximately 2:14 am Sunday morning.


The preliminary investigation revealed that 33-year-old Jeffery Sean Sandlin, of Oneida, KY, was having a verbal altercation with 32-year-old Lester C. Daniel, of Oneida, KY.


During the argument, Mr. Sandlin retrieved a firearm and discharged the weapon striking Mr. Daniel who was transported from the scene by Clay County EMS to Manchester Advent Health Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. Lester Daniel was pronounced deceased by the Clay County Coroner.


Jeffery Sandlin is charged with Murder, and is lodged in the Clay County Detention Center.

Detective Royal is continuing the investigation. He was assisted by Kentucky State Police Post 11 personnel, Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Clay County EMS and the Clay County Coroner’s Office. This incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London.

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