UPDATE: Woman charged in parent’s murder released from custody


BOONEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Booneville woman, charged in the murder of her parents, was released from custody Friday morning.

Back in May, Lynette McQuinn was charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the deaths of Ada and Robert McQuinn.  The couple was found shot to death on May 6.

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An Owsley Circuit Court Judge issued an order on Friday, saying that, per Kentucky criminal procedure 5.22, since an indictment was not presented to a grand jury within 60 days, McQuinn would be released from custody and her bond lifted.

The matter can be submitted to another grand jury.

ABC 36 will update this story as more information becomes available.


5/6/16 10:03 p.m.

State Police arrested a Booneville woman Friday night and charged her with murdering her parents. Investigators say 48-year old Lynette R. McQuinn shot her parents to death in their home on Wilson Lane in Owsley County.

48-year old Lynette McQuinn of Booneville accused of gunning down her parents 5-6-16
48-year old Lynette McQuinn of Booneville accused of gunning down her parents 5-6-16

The couple was found shot to death Friday around 11:30 a.m., according to KSP.

Investigators say 66-year old Ada McQuinn and 70-year old Robert McQuinn were pronounced dead at the scene.

Lynette McQuinn was lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail charged with two counts of Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence, according to State Police. No motive was released by investigators.

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