Murder Charges Reduced to Homicide In Hazard Shooting

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A Hazard woman was found guilty of homicide after originally being charged with murder.

Sarah Melton received the charge last June after a fatal shooting, but yesterday she was convicted of homicide and assault.

Police say Melton’s brother, Kirby Couch, was riding an ATV with Cindy Caudill when Melton fired a shot which hit them both and killed Caudill.

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The jury recommended a six year prison sentence, but also found her mentally ill which means she could be out of jail in just over a year.