UPDATE: Inmate accused of beating another inmate to death in court virtually

Adam Duff indicted on a murder charge by a Jessamine County Grand Jury in connection to the death of Michael Scott LeMay

UPDATE (6/7/22)

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A couple of weeks ago, a Jessamine County inmate was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of murdering another inmate. Tuesday morning, Adam Duff appearing in the Jessamine County courthouse virtually.

Back in March, Duff was caught on security camera reportedly beating inmate Michael Lemay violently until he was unconscious. Lemay later died from his injuries, one day before his 52nd birthday, according to his obituary written by his family.

Duff is due back in court in July.


Update from May 25, 2022:

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Jessamine County Grand Jury indicted an inmate on a murder charge in connection to the beating death of another inmate in March, according to court records.

Adam Duff was indicted for the murder of 51-year old Michael Scott LeMay, who died of multiple blunt force trauma, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

Investigators have never said what led up to the alleged assault on March 18, 2022 in the Jessamine County Detention Center.  LeMay died from his injuries five days later at UK Hospital in Lexington, according to investigators.

Nicholasville Police say Duff was in jail on a receiving stolen property charge.


Update from March 28, 2022:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified a Jessamine County Detention Center inmate who investigators say died from his injuries after being beaten by another inmate in the jail earlier this month.

The coroner’s office identified the victim as 51-year old Michael Scott LeMay.  The report says LeMay died of multiple blunt force trauma.

He died from his injuries at UK Hospital in Lexington on March 23, 2022, according to the coroner’s office.

Nicholasville Police say LeMay was assaulted by inmate Adam Duff on March 18, 2022.  Police have not said what led up to the reported assault.

The case is being sent to a Jessamine County Grand Jury.


Original story below from March 24, 2022:

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Charges are going to be upgraded against an inmate who’s accused of severely beating another inmate, who ultimately died from his injuries, according to Nicholasville Police.

Investigators say Adam Duff assaulted the inmate in the Jessamine County Detention Center on March 18, 2022.

The injured inmate, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to UK Hospital in Lexington where he died March 23 from his injuries, according to police.

Duff was charged with Assault 1st Degree on the day of the reported beating, but that charge will be upgraded in the coming days, according to investigators.

Police say Duff was in jail on a receiving stolen property charge. He remains in the Jessamine County Detention Center.

Adam Duff

Adam Duff/Jessamine County Detention Center

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