Kentucky State Police: 3 men charged in 1989 slaying


CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Three men have been indicted on charges related to a slaying nearly three decades ago in Kentucky, State Police announced Monday.

Authorities arrested Shawn F. Satchwell, Curtis Wade Sharon and Ricky H. Asher on Friday in connection with the killing of Bernard “Cowboy” Hopkins in 1989, State Police said in a statement.

At the time, investigators determined the 32-year-old was shot to death through a window of his Gallatin County mobile home by someone standing outside, news outlets reported.

The case went cold, but investigators following up on new leads recently identified the suspects, and a Gallatin County grand jury indicted the men Friday, State Police said. Officials didn’t comment further on the investigation.

Satchwell was charged with murder and jailed in Boone County. Sharon was charged with complicity to murder and solicitation of murder and booked into a Vevay, Indiana, detention center, and Asher was charged with tampering with evidence and criminal facilitation to murder and booked into a Leslie County facility.

The U.S. Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the Gallatin County Sheriffs Office and the Switzerland County Sheriffs Office in Indiana assisted in the arrests, State Police said.

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