On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Monday, March 5, 2012

Law enforcement may arrive at the scene of a crime assuming they know what occurred, but might find that the real story is very different. That appears to have been the case for one man in Covington.

Recently, a 24-year-old man was arrested after he was found in a home where a 43-year-old man had been fatally shot. Police were called to the house around 8:30 p.m. after someone reported a shooting. The man was taken into custody, but was not charged with murder.

According to police, the two men began fighting. The victim fired a shot at the 24-year-old man. A struggle ensued, and the victim lost control of the gun and was shot.

Although no murder charges were filed against the 24-year-old man, he was taken to the Kenton County Detention Center after he was charged with drug possession.

This case serves as a reminder that there are always two sides to every story. Although police assumed the man was responsible for murdering the other man, after further investigation, they discovered that he was not.

However, things do not always turn out so well for other people. Someone who is charged with murder in Covington would be wise to consult with an attorney. An attorney can investigate a case, negotiate with prosecutors and work to fight the charges.

Murder is one of the most serious crimes to be charged with. A person’s entire future remains unknown. If convicted, a person could face years in prison. However, with the right help, the charges and potential consequences may be reduced.

Source: Fox 19, “Man arrested after fatal shooting; not charged with murder,” Feb. 29, 2012