The victim in the case is an 18 year old aspiring model who was in love with a man who she knew had a child with another woman but what she didn’t know was that he was in a relationship with both girls. When the Defendant became aware that her boyfriend was dating another person a heated exchange began on social media. The victim became fearful, changed her number and tried to get herself out of this love triangle! A few months later when the victim arrived at Fayette Mall for work the Defendant, who later in the investigation was revealed had waited 2 hours outside her place of employment, approached and assaulted her with a razor blade slashing an X in her face.
Bewley was charged with one count of Assault 1st Degree and ended up pleading guilty on January 10th, 2014 to the amended charge of Assault 1st under extreme emotional disturbance, with a recommended sentence of 5 years. She was sentenced on February 27th, 2014 still trying to blame the victim. Judge Ishmael saw through the defendant’s inconsistencies and sent her to serve the 5years in a state facility.
The case for Friday the 7th will be Commonwealth VS. Nicole Bewley. The victim is 18 year old aspiring model Ngu Kyaw. The violence started as annoying comments on Facebook. A women who reportedly has a baby with Kyaw’s ex-boyfriend started calling her ugly on the social network. On Jan. 15, while on her way to work at a clothing store in the Fayette Mall in Lexington, Kyaw was approached by two women, the defendant and her cousin. She told the New York Daily News that she was tackled by the woman and a X was cut in her face with a razor blade. Nicole Bewley turned herself in two weeks after the assault.
Bewley was charged with one count of Assault 1st Degree and ended up pleading guilty on January 10th, 2014 to the amended charge of Assault 1st under extreme emotional disturbance. She plead to 5 years and on February 27th, 2014 Judge Ishmael sentenced the defendant to serve those 5 years in a state facility. The defendant also was ordered to pay Restitution in the amount of $814 and will have to do that when she serves out her time. Our guests for the show will be Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Traci Caneer, Victim’s Advocate Mary Houlihan and Detective Franz Wolff.
A: It’s become a dirt-cheap alternative to the prescription opiates abused by millions of Americans.
Q: What is heroin’s effect on users?
A: It delivers an instant euphoric high, temporarily releasing its users from all feelings of pain, depression, and anxiety. This rapturous sensation quickly creates a powerful physical and psychological craving for the drug.
Q: Where is the heroin coming from?
A: The majority of heroin consumed in the U.S. comes from Mexico- now the world’s second-largest opium poppy cultivator.
Q: What’s driving the demand?
A: America’s increasing addiction to prescription pills.
Q: How deadly is heroin:
A: Unlike abusers of pain killers, heroin users never know the exact potency of the drug they’re ingesting.
Q: Can anything be done to combat the epidemic?
A: The first step is cutting down on the overuse of prescription opiates. Meanwhile, there’s been a nationwide effort to equip first responders with a drug that can rescue heroin users from overdoses, and at least 14 states have passed “Good Samaritan” laws granting limited immunity to witnesses of an overdose, so that they can call 911 without the fear of police involvement.
2013 DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS IN LEXINGTON: There were 81 drug overdose deaths in Lexington in all of 2013. 44, or 54%, of those deaths involved heroin. This week on American DA we will be discussing many types of drugs, including heroin, and how these drugs affect Lexington and other places! We are excited that our guests will be Lieutenant Scott Blakely and Dr. Greg Davis ,MD ! This is going to be a great show! You will want to tune in crime fighters!
The suspect was identified as Kimanita Hale, 22. Hale was read his Miranda rights and admitted to stabbing his mother’s dog, causing the animal’s death, and then trying to gain entry into his ex-girlfriend’s house to say goodbye because he knew he was going to jail. He further stated he wanted to die and hoped that the police would shoot him.
Hear about this and other animal torture/cruelty cases on this ♥(NOT so Valentiney)♥ episode of American D.A. Live!
In October of 2012 Lexington officers responded to calls regarding a disorder in the Bryan Station area. Officers went to a residence and there found a suspect holding a bloody knife to his own throat. The suspect refused to drop the knife and told the officers to “just shoot him.” When the suspect said he wanted to die and began to injure himself the responding officer subdued him with a Taser. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had become angry after an altercation with his mother, stabbed her dog, and then gone to another residence nearby to confront his ex-girlfriend.
The suspect was identified as Kimanita Hale, 22. Hale was read his Miranda rights and admitting to stabbing his mother’s dog, causing the animal’s death, and then trying to gain entry into his ex-girlfriend’s house to say goodbye because he knew he was going to jail. He further stated he wanted to die and hoped that the police would shoot him.
Hale was arrested and charged with Torture of a Dog and Resisting Arrest. Criminal records show he has prior misdemeanor convictions including public intoxication, receiving stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance, in addition to two probation violation. He was released on bond and failed to appear in court shortly thereafter. A few months later he was arrested on unrelated misdemeanor charges, resulting in convictions for leaving the scene of an accident and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Hale eventually pled guilty to his original charges and an additional count of Bail Jumping. He was sentenced to serve four years in prison in September of 2013. Corrections records show he is serving his time in a county jail and will be eligible for parole in August of 2015.
Our Guests on the show will be the District Attorney of Clatsop County Josh Marquis and our own Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Alex Garcia.
American DA Live with Ray the DA, Jack Pattie and today’s guests Commonwealth Attorneys Chris Cohron from Bowling Green and Rob Sanders from Kenton Co. On today’s show we discussed many topics but mainly the issues with heroin and other drugs in our state. Actor Philip Hoffman’s death to overdosing on heroin has been a major topic in the media and we discussed who is really to blame for situations like this. To hear the whole show please click the link below!
On Friday’s show we will have a few guest speakers who are Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys from all over the state of Kentucky. The prosecutor’s conference is going on this week so we will have them come in and discuss the crimes their communities are facing and how they deal with them!
Ray the DA, Jack Pattie, and special guest Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Bradbury discussed many topics in relation to drugs and criminal activity. Some of the topics included the withdrawal process, how the federal system connects a drug overdose to a homicide, how the federal system goes about proving the homicide, and the importance of the medical examiner. They even went on to discuss how imperative the forensic examination of a cell phone is in figuring out a case that could have had multiple drug dealers. There are just so many topics that are correlated with drugs and crime fighting! To learn more click the link below!
Harold Wayne Salyers, 53, was indicted on June 6th of 2013 for distribution of heroin resulting in death, conspiracy to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin and distribution of heroin. According to the indictment, on August 7th of 2012 Salyers distributed heroin to an individual in Clark County who used the heroin, overdosed and died. The indictment also alleged that Salyers conspired with others to distribute heroin in Clark Country from approximately August of 2012 until June of 2013.
The investigation that preceded the indictment was conducted by the DEA and the Winchester Police Department. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Bradbury. Todd Bradbury will be our special guest for the show this Friday.
A federal jury found Salyers guilty in October of 2013 on all four counts. Federal prosecutors said that this case was the first to go to trial in the Eastern District of Kentucky under the controlled-substance-resulting in death statute. Salyers was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Joseph Hood said that Salyers could have faced more than 24 years in prison. Hood is recommending that Salyers serve his term at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington.
Defendant: Harold Salyers U.S. Attorney Todd Bradbury