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Murphy "Guilty" All Counts

By: Michael Wooten
By: Michael Wooten

November 21-- A jury in Greenup County, KY has found Wayne Murphy guilty of beating, raping and assaulting a video store manager.

The attack happened at the store now called the Movie Gallery in Russell, KY back in July 2004.
Prosecutors said Murphy was the ringleader: in the brutal assault on Melissa Ruffing and jurors agreed: finding him guilty of first-degree rape, first-degree assault and first-degree robbery.
The jurors are now deliberating his sentence. Murphy could get up to life in prison.

Ryan Dixon is already serving 47 years is prison for his part in the crime. Murphy’s girlfriend, Tracy Chaffin is awaiting trail for her role in the crime. Prosecutors say she was the lookout for the pair. She is charged with assault and robbery.


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