LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky attorney general’s office has moved to dismiss the murder against two men convicted for the killing of a woman, 26 years ago in what authorities said was part of a satanic ritual.
News outlets report the motion filed Thursday says Garr Keith Hardin and Jeffrey Dewayne Clark was convicted in the 1992 killing of Rhonda Sue Warford with the lack of evidence and possible perjured testimony of a police officer.
Meade Circuit Judge Bruce T. Butler abandoned their beliefs in 2016, citing the new DNA testing. His ruling was affirmed by the state Supreme Court.
Meade County prosecutors chose to try the men, and had a grand jury indict them for perjury and kidnapping. Butler dismissed the new rates last month, calling them revenge.
The attorney general’s office says it will continue to examine Warford’s death.