Breaking News: Two Charged in Harrodsburg Murder

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Since: Jul 08

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Aug 11, 2009
 
http://www.amnews.com/stories/2009/08/11/loc....

Police have arrested two people on charges they murdered a Harrodsburg woman.

Paul E. Estes, 36, of 62 Cold Springs Drive in Lancaster, and Megan Brooks, 22, of 206 Belmont Circle in Harrodsburg, are accused of conspiring to murder Debora Kay Brooks, 43, of Harrodsburg, who was Megan Brooks? mother.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Detective Garry Bradshaw with the Harrodsburg Police Department, Estes suffocated Debora Brooks to death by placing her head in a plastic bag.

"The death was caused by direct actions of Paul Estes and/or in complicity with other unknown individual," the complaint reads.

The complaint was filed on Friday, when Estes was arrested. On Tuesday Bradshaw confirmed Megan Brooks would be charged with murder as well.

Police found Debora Brooks' body on May 20 after a 911 call from Megan Brooks. Bradshaw said at the time that aspects of the death were suspicious and police were investigating.

Estes and Brooks are currently being held in the Boyle County Detention Center. Estes faces one count of murder and one count of contempt of court. He is being held without bond.

Brooks is being held on multiple counts of failure to appear and contempt of court. She also is serving 154 days for another contempt of court charge. No murder charge had been brought against her as of Tuesday at 4 p.m. Her bond is currently set at $2,720 cash.

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Aug 11, 2009
 
Okay

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Aug 11, 2009
 
So this guy is now out of jail and posting on Myspace? Nice nice.. great law system we have
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Aug 11, 2009
 
Ummm it says being held without bond! Read the posts from Bart's post amd maybe you will understand
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Aug 11, 2009
 
Okay wrote:
So this guy is now out of jail and posting on Myspace? Nice nice.. great law system we have
And if you went to his myspace page you would see it has been a while since he last logged in. I'm sure Bart just posted the link to the MySpace page so that everyone can put a face to the name.

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Aug 11, 2009
 
Inquiriring Minds wrote:
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And if you went to his myspace page you would see it has been a while since he last logged in. I'm sure Bart just posted the link to the MySpace page so that everyone can put a face to the name.
Yes that is what I was doing. Whenever I hear about someone on the news being charged with some sort of malfeasance, I like to look them up on MySpace.
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Aug 11, 2009
 
Why does the article headline state that two people have been arrested on murder charges, yet the end of the article states that no murder charge had been brought against Brooks as of this afternoon? Am I missing something?
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Aug 11, 2009
 
I knew both of them when they were younger and am shocked. Hate it for the family. What's left of it.

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Aug 11, 2009
 
Question wrote:
Why does the article headline state that two people have been arrested on murder charges, yet the end of the article states that no murder charge had been brought against Brooks as of this afternoon? Am I missing something?
She will be charged. Just poor writing by the reporter.
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Aug 11, 2009
 
I looked at his myspace pictures and I was just kind of curious as to why he has a photo cube with young girls pictures on it and one of the girs looks about 13 at the most. He looks like he's some kind of child molester for real.
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Aug 11, 2009
 
Bart McQueary wrote:
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She will be charged. Just poor writing by the reporter.
Okay. I read it like 3 times because I thought maybe I was interpreting it wrong.
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Aug 11, 2009
 
wtf wrote:
I looked at his myspace pictures and I was just kind of curious as to why he has a photo cube with young girls pictures on it and one of the girs looks about 13 at the most. He looks like he's some kind of child molester for real.
Well I don't know the guy and I do believe in innocent until proven guilty so I won't try to "judge" him. Did you think that maybe possibly the pictures are nieces, cousins, etc?
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Aug 12, 2009
 
I thought it was a commercial for photo cube and didn't click on it.
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Aug 12, 2009
 
interested wrote:
I knew both of them when they were younger and am shocked. Hate it for the family. What's left of it.
I know the family too. I can't believe anybody would hurt Debbie, let alone take her life!! Meagan is one screwed up girl and only God can help her and that thing she was involved with now! Debbie gave up everything for her and now HER LIFE!! OOOOO! This all has made me sick to my stomach!!! Who do they think they are?

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#16
Aug 12, 2009
 
Includes a video of Megan Brooks slinging snot and hoping that they find her mother's killer.

http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/53045142.h...
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Aug 12, 2009
 
This is unbelievable that people don't have respect for people or for themselves. We are living in bad times.
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Aug 13, 2009
 
i used to work with Debbie and Megan.... i cant believe that Megan could do something like that..... not to her own mother. That is so horrible.. i am in utter disbelief. I just wonder who's taking care of her child now. And i hope all is well with the rest of her family as well.
Chelsi

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Aug 13, 2009
 
Just so everyone on here knows I really appreciate the thoughts and prayers.
Kaylee (megan's daughter) is with our grandparents being taken great care of. Kaylee's father will soon be released from jail and after following all court orders will have custody of her. I think he is a great father and she will be just fine. The court is doing a great job with making sure she is very well taken care of.
Thank you all again for the caring thoughts & prayers.
As for my sister, at this point she is only charged & not yet convicted. Either way only God can judge her.
Debbie is & forever will be missed by all that knew her, she was a wonderful person & friend.
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Aug 13, 2009
 
did she go to boyle county high?
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Aug 13, 2009
 

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Chelsi wrote:
Just so everyone on here knows I really appreciate the thoughts and prayers.
Kaylee (megan's daughter) is with our grandparents being taken great care of. Kaylee's father will soon be released from jail and after following all court orders will have custody of her. I think he is a great father and she will be just fine. The court is doing a great job with making sure she is very well taken care of.
Thank you all again for the caring thoughts & prayers.
As for my sister, at this point she is only charged & not yet convicted. Either way only God can judge her.
Debbie is & forever will be missed by all that knew her, she was a wonderful person & friend.
Hmmm, I think that Megan will be judged by a jury of her peers if she takes it to trial. They will judge her like everyone else. So easy to say "only God can judge" when we want to excuse the behavior of others.

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