Lexington man sentenced to 30 years for 2018 murder

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/Herald-Leader) – A Lexington man convicted of a 2018 murder over a $90 debt has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The paper reports, in court, 26-year-old Chase Helvey spoke to the families involved.

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“I really empathize with y’all. I’m sorry for your loss,” Helvey said. “I know drugs have ruined all three of our lives.”

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.

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



He then shot James Potter, who was waiting for her in a car outside.

Potter died from his injuries.

The paper reports Helvey spent a brief moment with his mother before going back into custody.