At brother’s vigil, murder suspect called for violence to end


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — A man arrested for the murder of a pregnant woman previously called for an end to violence in communities, after the stabbing death of his brother.

33-year-old Derrick Morris was arrested Tuesday for the murder of 22-year-old Lauryn Kinne in Lawrenceburg.

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According to police, he and 20-year-old Johnathan Harley broke into a home on Saffell Street early Tuesday morning, planning to rob the people inside.

Police say he pistol whipped Joseph Luttrell, Kinne’s boyfriend, and shot Kinne in the chest in the process.

Police say Luttrell was also shot.

Kinne and her unborn child were both pronounced dead later on Tuesday.

Police say she was in her third trimester.

They say Luttrell was treated for his injuries, but is expected to be okay.

Johnathan Harley is facing charges for his role in the robbery.

Morris, however, is charged with robbery and murder.

26-year-old Marcus Morris, Derrick’s brother, was stabbed to death outside an apartment complex in Frankfort on April 30, 2018.

Ashley “Relo” Jones was arrested and charged with his murder.

ABC-36 talked to Derrick Morris at a vigil the next day.

He called for an end to the violence, saying in part, “We’re gonna try to put an end to it- put an end to the violence. It’s time for it to stop. It’s time to take a stand.”

Morris went on to say, “I don’t want no more parents burying their kids, no more kids growing up without their fathers or mothers.”

Morris is currently being held in the Shelby County Detention Center.