Created on Thursday, 15 August 2013 Written by Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald-Leader Writer, email@example.com,By Greg Kocher
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Fayette Circuit Court jury on Wednesday found Marty Roe guilty of murder in the 2011 shooting death of Lexington dermatologist Dr. Martha Post.
Cindy Rieker, Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney, left, hugs Elizabeth Post after a jury found Marty Roe guilty of first degree murder in the death of Elizabeth's sister Dr. Martha Post in Fayette Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday evening, August 14, 2013. (PHOTO | MATT GOINS — Herald-Leader)
The jury also found Roe guilty of tampering with evidence and harassing communications. The jury recommended that Roe, 67, serve a life sentence in prison on the murder charge, and five years in prison on the tampering charge. The earliest he would be eligible for parole is in 20 years. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 17.
“Whatever you sentence him to,” defense attorney Clay Sousley told the jury, “it’s likely to be a life sentence.”
The verdict came after about four hours of deliberations.