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More information has been released in the ongoing investigation of the apparent homicide of a Buffalo woman.
Kentucky State Police obtained a warrant to seize letters from the LaRue County Detention Center believed to have been written by Abdullah Rahman White and Samantha J. Kolley.
White, 36, of Radcliff, faces a murder charge in the Dec. 30, 2011, death of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen.
Allen was house-sitting for friends at the time of her death. Her mother found her body in a back room of the Buffalo residence. She witnessed White and Kolley at the home, according to Kentucky State Police.
White is accused of asphyxiating Allen and attempting to move her body from the scene.
Kolley, 20, of Elizabethtown, who allegedly drove Allen’s 2007 Toyota Camry from the residence, was indicted for second-degree burglary and complicity; two counts of tampering with physical evidence and complicity; receiving stolen property and complicity; and hindering prosecution or apprehension in the first degree.
A supplemental police report has been entered into the court record. It includes information allegedly obtained from letters exchanged in the jail between Kolley and White and fingerprint and DNA reports.
One of the jail deputies notified KSP that Kolley had attempted to pass a letter to White through another jail deputy. It, along with Kolley’s journal, was seized as contraband through a search warrant and secured as evidence. KSP retrieved eight pages of handwritten letters and two pieces of scrap paper with handwriting.
“The letter’s intent was to establish a common story between the two defendants and to agree on distorting the time upon which she left her residence with Abdullah White on the day of the murder of Kristie Allen,” according to a report made by Detective J.D. Mabe.
Kolley explains she would state she left her trailer at 4:45 p.m. rather than 4, according to records. She said, “We gotta explain why it took an hour to get to where we was going.”
Kolley asked White to confirm if the story was appropriate and if he “desired to deviate from the story,” according to Mabe’s report.
In another letter, Kolley mentioned her preference for a change of venue for her court proceedings because she thinks of LaRue County as “bi-est.”
Mabe concluded from reviewing several letters Kolley intended to communicate with White through friends and family “for the purposes of concocting a mutually understood alibi for the unified purposes of their defense.”
In an undated letter, Kolley “recounts some of her whereabouts and activities surrounding the murder of Kristie Allen.”
Kolley provided the name of a person who brought letters to the jail “so I can read thru glass and I can mail it to who ever you trust enough to not read it, then you can read it thru the glass ... I want you to tell me everything you know about this case bc I aint seen my lawyer not one **** time.”
The journal “describes the condition of Kolley’s daily life in jail.”
Medical records from the jail also were obtained. White said he had been experiencing “increased anxiety” and was fearful of talking in his sleep.
Kolley also was treated for anxiety, depression and sleep deprivation. In May, she was treated for abrasions to her knuckles after an altercation at the jail.
Kolley was charged with assault and tampering with a witness after the altercation. The court case has not been resolved.
White remains in the LaRue County Detention Center under a $2 million bond. Kolley has been transferred to the Hardin County Detention Center under a $50,000 cash bond.
White’s trial was set for last summer but postponed for collection of the forensic evidence. The cases were reviewed Nov. 16.