Lexington man convicted of 2018 murder

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A jury has convicted a Lexington man of a 2018 murder prosecutors say was over a $90 debt.

Prosecutors say 26-year-old Chase Helvey sent a photo of himself holding a gun with the words: ” The 1st two bullets have your name of them. You have 48 hours” to a woman he believed owned him money.

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He lured the woman to his house on Maxwelton Court and severely beat her.

He then shot James Potter, the woman’s boyfriend, who was waiting in a car outside.

Potter died from his injuries.



Helvey is scheduled to be sentenced next month.