Defendant Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter In Lexington Stabbing Death

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 12/05/2013 9:48 pm
A defendant, facing a murder trial after a 2012 Lexington stabbing, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter just as his trial was about to begin.

Gerardo Turcios-Rodriquez was accused of killing Douglas Saylor, after someone found Saylor stabbed in the kitchen of his home on Elsmere Park on June 2nd, 2012.

But before the trial began, Turcios-Rodriquez pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The Lexington Herald-Leader says Turcios-Rodriquez told the court, through an interpreter, that he was drunk at the time and didn't remember much. He says Saylor invited him to his home, starting "touching" him, and he pushed Saylor away. He says he took a knife away from Saylor, but remembers nothing else until he arrived back at his own home.

The prosecution is recommending a 16-year sentence. Sentencing is set for January 24th.

Share
Most Popular
1 dead, 2 injured in motorcycle club shooting
One man is dead and two others were injured after they were shot at an eastern Kentucky motorcycle club.
Police: Kids Stole Popsicles, Shot At Ice Cream Truck Driver
Lexington Police said a group of juveniles stole from an ice cream truck and shot at the driver. And officers said the same kids later tried to break into a nearby home. Video Video
36 Blitz: Rowan Co. Vikings
Ray Graham Returns To School He Led During Early 80s Stint Video Video
Postal Service issues hot rod envelope
The U.S. Postal Service is offering a commemorative envelope this week in Louisville in honor of the 45th annual Street Rod Nationals.
Parents Protect Daughters During Storm
Four trees fell on a Highland Park home, and the family who lives there was still inside. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.