UPDATE: Group home resident indicted in fatal stabbing of employee

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Lindale Cunningham
Lindale Cunningham (Photo Courtesy: Hardin Co. Detention Center)

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) – A man has been indicted in the slaying of an employee at a central Kentucky group home where he lived.

The News-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/2lCzSKB) reports a Hardin County grand jury on Thursday indicted 32-year-old Lindale Cunningham for murder in the fatal stabbing of 66-year-old Sally Berry, who worked at the ResCare home in Elizabethtown.

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Cunningham was charged Jan. 3 after authorities say he stabbed Berry more than 100 times with a steak knife. Another employee arriving to work found the victim lying in a pool of blood.

Court documents say Cunningham told authorities he stabbed Berry. Police have not released a motive.

Arrest records show Cunningham has been diagnosed as having health issues, including being autistic. Prosecutor Eric Carr says they don’t expect the case to go to trial.



 

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1/5/2017 4:06 p.m.

Group home resident charged in slaying made previous threats

Court records show the man accused of killing an employee at the central Kentucky group home where he lived had previously threatened violence.

Authorities have said 32-year-old Lindale Cunningham was charged Wednesday with murder in the fatal stabbing of 66-year-old Sally Berry, who worked at the ResCare home in Elizabethtown.

The News-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/2hVvuV2) cited a 2014 arrest citation accusing Cunningham of threatening to kill someone, attempting to attack an employee with a knife and destroying property at the same group home. Records show charges of wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening and criminal mischief were dismissed two months later.

Hardin County Sheriff John Ward says authorities haven’t determined a motive for Tuesday’s slaying.

Cunningham was being held in the Hardin County jail. Online jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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Information from: The News-Enterprise, http://www.thenewsenterprise.com

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1/4/17 12:56 p.m.

Group Home Resident Charged with Killing Employee

A sheriff says a man who lived at a group home in central Kentucky has been charged with murder in the slaying of a female employee.

Hardin County Sheriff John Ward says 32-year-old Lindale Cunningham was arrested early Wednesday morning in the slaying of 66-year-old Sally Berry, who worked at the facility in Elizabethtown. News media are quoting Ward as saying that another employee arrived to work at the ResCare facility Tuesday night and found the victim lying “in a pool of blood.” He said she died from multiple stab wounds.

Ward says Cunningham told deputies he stabbed Berry, but he said authorities have not determined a motive for the slaying.

Cunningham was being held in the Hardin County jail. Online jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.