Jury convicts former Kentucky jailer of perjury

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – A jury has convicted a former Kentucky jailer on one count of perjury.

News outlets reported jurors handed down the verdict Thursday in the trial of former McCracken County Jailer Tonya Ray.

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She was charged with lying under oath about jail policies that would have been in place when a former jail deputy was charged with official misconduct.

The question centered around whether the jail was following policies from a manual dated 2010 or 2012.

Ray’s attorney, Thomas Clay, called the testimonial error “an innocent mistake.” Sentencing was set for March 12.