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[ISP] Charges Filed in Dearborn County Murder Investigation
Start Date: 5/10/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 5/10/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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Dearborn County: This afternoon at a press conference Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecuting Attorney Aaron Negangard announced charges had been filed in the Leigh Jennings murder investigation.  Charles R. “Steve” Stephenson, age 58 of Walton, KY has been charged with Robbery and Murder as a result of this lengthy investigation.  Mr. Stephenson is accused of the March 29 murder and robbery of 67 year old Leigh Jennings of Aurora.  Ms. Jennings’ body was discovered by neighbors in the late evening hours of April 5 which sparked this lengthy and intensive investigation.  Currently Mr. Stephenson is being held in the Boone County Jail in Kentucky on local charges.  Mr. Negangard told media today the crimes Mr. Stephenson stands charged with are “death penalty eligible” however no decision has been made as to how the prosecution will proceed in this matter.  If the death penalty is not sought in this case, Mr. Stephenson could be facing up to 115 years in prison if convicted on both charges and sentenced to the maximum penalty.

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Name: Sergeant Noel Houze
Phone: (812) 689-8011
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