Fourth person sentenced in Winchester murder


WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ)- The fourth and final person charged in connection to the 2014 murder of Amber Caudill pleaded guilty and was sentenced today.

A Clark County Judge has sentenced Lillian Barnett to 20 years in jail for her role in the 2014 murder of 19-year-old Amber Caudill.

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Lillian Barnett pleaded guilty to facilitation of murder, burglary and two counts of assault.

Winchester police say Barnett drove three men to an apartment complex in 2014 to rob someone who lived there.

Police say a shootout started and a stray bullet went through the floor hitting and killing Caudill, an innocent bystander in the apartment below.

21-year-old Lamont Wilkerson, 20-year-old Christopher Robinson and 19-year-old Aaron Stailey pleaded guilty in connection to the murder last year.

Caudill’s mother has been at every court appearance and took today’s sentencing as an opportunity to confront Barnett face to face.

“As long as I’m alive I’m gonna be at every single one of these. And don’t think I won’t be there for you. I’m sorry I’m angry. I’m hurt. I’m everything that you could think of. I lost my daughter,” said Karen Caudill, Amber Caudill’s mother.

The three other men who pleaded guilty in connection with Caudill’s murder have already been sentenced.

Wilkerson was sentenced to 27 years in jail, Stailey 25 years and Robinson 30 years.