Lexington man charged with murder in 2018 homicide case

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Andrew Buster

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say a man was arrested and charged with murder and sodomy Monday afternoon.

The Lexington Police Department says 33-year-old Andrew Buster Jr. is facing the charges in relation to a 2018 case that was recently determined to be a homicide.

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According to police, Buster is accused of sexually assaulting the victim, who became unconscious during the assault, and later died.

Buster’s arrest citation says the victim was Buster’s neighbor.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.