Nearly three-year-old murder case appears in court

Charlene S. King
Charlene S. King

Charlene S. King, 53, may not look very intimidating, but the crime she is charged with carries plenty of weight.

In her pretrial conference on Thursday, Aug. 3, King maintained her innocence with a not guilty plea.

King was charged with murdering Earl Carter, 75, of Barbourville, in November 2012, while acting as his caregiver. After the incident, King was allegedly recorded speaking to a 911 operator and admitting to shooting Carter. Police records confirm that King stated she shot Carter. Carter was later found dead in a home in Barbourville with multiple gunshot wounds.

King was originally lodged in the Knox County Detention Center, but has been released on bail since January 2013. Her jury trial is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15.