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Families, jurors fight Burke dismissal

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Court receives 17 affadavits in attempt to keep alive murder case against former soldier

By Sarah Bennett

Just before closing time Friday, Elizabethtown attorneys Jeremy and Carey Aldridge rushed into the Hardin County Justice Center to file 17 affidavits in an attempt to block Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw’s motion for dismissal of charges against former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke, which includes two counts of murder.

Five affidavits were from jurors of the most recent Burke trial in April. Twelve were from family members of victims Tracy Burke and Karen Comer, the women Burke is accused of killing.


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