Donald Priddy found guilty in death of ex-girlfriend

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murray girl

Cunningham, KY

#1 Dec 6, 2008
Donald Priddy II could be sentenced to 15 years in prison after a Calloway County jury found him guilty in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Robin Delk. The jury convicted Priddy of second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence after it deliberated for five hours Thursday afternoon and evening following the three-day trial.

Jurors recommended the maximum penalty - 10 years for second-degree manslaughter and five years for tampering. The prison terms would run consecutively. Calloway Circuit Judge Dennis Foust will sentence Priddy at 9 a.m. June 3.

Priddy was on trial for murder, but the jury of six women and six men decided to go with the lesser charge. Priddy sat motionless as the verdict was read. Because manslaughter is considered a non-violent offense, Priddy will be eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of the sentence - or two years on the manslaughter charge and one year for tampering.

Priddy has been in the Calloway County jail since he was arrested at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 15, 2004. Delk died from asphyxiation on Valentine's Day 2004.

The jury was unaware of the penalties associated with the charges until they reached a unanimous verdict. Jurors spent only five minutes deciding on a sentence recommendation after hearing brief comments from both attorneys.

"There are no winners in this case. Both families have lost a lot," Gale Cook told the jury. "But the Delks can't go see or talk to their daughter. They go to a cemetery. There is no parole and there is no supervised release."

In his closing statement, Priddy's attorney, J.V. Kerley, said the evidence presented didn't say his client murdered Delk, even though he admits to being responsible for her death. Although he didn't testify this week in court, Commonwealth Attorney Gale Cook played audio recorded interviews Priddy had with Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Victor Cook about 12 hours after Delk was killed and the next morning.

Priddy said he used a wrestling hold during a verbal altercation with Delk at the Almo Road duplex they had shared, according to the interviews presented. He maintained he didn't mean to kill her but was trying to calm her down after the argument escalated. Priddy, who is black, said Delk, who was white, used the "n word" in comparing him with another guy she was seeing.

Friends and family testified Delk wouldn't have used such a racial slur. "She didn't see the color of skin," her mother, Kay Delk, told jurors during the sentencing phase Thursday night. "She saw the good in people."

Delk's body was found in a sleeping bag beneath Priddy's bed at least 14 hours after she died. Priddy cleaned her body before putting it under his bed.


Earlier in the day, Priddy's parents - Maxine and Donald Sr.- testified separately that their son hid secrets under his bed as a child. The examples they used were bad grades he received at school and any food he had despite a rule not to eat in his bedroom.

"I was surprised of the events that happened, but not where the body was," Maxine Priddy said Thursday morning. "... That was his typical hiding place if he did something wrong."
murray girl

Benton, KY

#3 Dec 13, 2008
LoL You Think.

Since: Sep 08

Mount Vernon, KY

#5 Dec 26, 2008
What was his nickname. He sounds familiar.
white knight

Florence, KY

#7 Dec 15, 2010
stay up brown bear
Don Priddy Stalker

Milwaukee, WI

#8 Oct 12, 2011
Don Priddy is a known violent stalker.
a friend

United States

#9 Nov 7, 2011
Don Priddy Stalker wrote:
Don Priddy is a known violent stalker.
Since when!?!?
Hope

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jan 22, 2012
Guess he's settled in Tucson, AZ now. Hope he doesn't "accidentally" murder his next girlfriend.
peace

Tucson, AZ

#11 Jun 21, 2012
Hope wrote:
Guess he's settled in Tucson, AZ now. Hope he doesn't "accidentally" murder his next girlfriend.
how do you know donald?
Crazy

Havre, MT

#12 Jan 8, 2013
Yeah looks like he has a black gf now he only used to date whites it seems but I feel sorry for her if she doesn't know what he did to his ex
Confused

Duluth, GA

#13 Mar 28, 2013
It also appears as if he has become a minister. It's amazing how little it appears his life has been disrupted after murdering someone.
A Friend

London, KY

#14 Sep 30, 2013
I am a friend of Robin's, knew her practically my whole life. She was one of the sweetest people I young ladies I have ever known. To this day, it sickens me to know that this piece of crap practically got a slap on the wrist and let go, despite the fact he took the life, in cold blooded murder, of such a sweet young girl. Piece of crap, deserves the chair.
jessica

Mesa, AZ

#15 Jun 12, 2014
Don Priddy Stalker wrote:
Don Priddy is a known violent stalker.
hi how do you know he is a stalker very curious please respomd asap
History

Madison, TN

#16 Oct 28, 2014
Minister?! Wonder if his congregation knows his past?! I hope anyone who "googles" his name reads this post. MURDERER. End of story.

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