Man accused of killing woman, then going to the movies

Jesse James

FLORENCE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in Florence say they’ve arrested a Boone County man accused of killing a woman from Arizona in a hotel, then going to the movies.

Officers say they found 26-year-old Amanda Webster’s body just before noon Saturday at the Home 2 Suites.

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A little investigation showed 32-year-old Jesse James’ name was on the room.

Police say they found James about two hours later when they got a call about a man acting strangely at a movie theater.

Investigators say at first, he reportedly gave officers fake names, but eventually confessed to killing Webster.

On Monday, he pleaded not guilty to all charges at his first court appearance.

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