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Two plead guilty to murder in Corbin Kentucky

From Laurel County Sheriff John Root -

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 32-year-old Christie Elizabeth McFadden of Corbin has pled guilty in Laurel Circuit Court to the murder of her mother and ordered to serve 27 years on the murder charge, five years on a tampering with physical evidence charge and five years for abuse of a corpse.

36-year-old Joseph Craig McFadden also of Corbin entered a guilty plea with a recommended sentence to serve 27 years on the murder charge, five years on tampering with physical evidence, and five years for the abuse of a corpse and fleeing and evading police.

The guilty pleas are the result of an investigation conducted by Laurel Sheriff's Capt. Chris Edwards (the case officer) and other Sheriff's investigators after the victim - Christie's mother - Sherry Rose failed to show up for work and Sheriff's investigators were asked by coworkers to conduct a welfare check at her residence. During that investigation evidence was discovered at the residence and interviews with neighbors along with other information that developed lead Sheriff's investigators to the McFaddens.

Sherry Rose’s body was found in a remote section of Clay County. It was determined that she had been stabbed in the neck with a knife which caused her death.

Both McFaddens evaded being located with Joseph McFadden eventually being located hiding under a porch of a residence along American Greeting Card Road.

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