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Tribune report

Ashland, KY

#1 Jun 18, 2012
The case of an expectant mother accused of murder will go to a Lawrence County Grand Jury.
Ironton Municipal Court Judge O. Clark Collins Thursday found sufficient evidence to send the case of Ashley Seagraves, 23, to Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
She is accused of shooting Delmar Jenkins, 53, of 279 Township Road 323, Ironton, early Sunday morning at his home. He was found by a family member and taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va., where he was placed on life support. He died the next day. Seagraves was arrested several hours after the shooting.
During a municipal court preliminary hearing, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Detective Aaron Bollinger testified that Seagraves was at Jenkins’ Elizabeth Township home late Saturday night and the two were taking drugs. At some point, Seagraves and Jenkins were lying on his bed and she drifted off.
Bollinger said Seagraves told him she woke up three times and each time she thought Jenkins was inappropriately touching her and that she had told him to stop. The third time Seagraves awoke she thought Jenkins had had sex with her.
“She told me she was disgusted with her life and tired of being a drug addict,” Bollinger testified. The detective said Seagraves recounted to him that she had first found a knife and was going to kill herself and had taken it to Jenkins’ bedroom.
Bollinger said Seagraves told him she then found a gun owned by the victim and had first put it in her mouth to kill herself but then decided to kill Jenkins and turn the gun on herself afterward.
“But there was only one round in it,” Bollinger testified.
Bollinger said an autopsy conducted this week in Franklin County showed the single .22 shell had entered Jenkins’ right temple and exited above his left eye. Bollinger said Seagraves told him Jenkins had been asleep when she shot him.
Bollinger also said Seagraves’ account of the bedroom, blood splatter, injuries to Jenkins’ body and the rifle allegedly used were all consistent with the investigation into the crime.
Witnesses told Bollinger they saw a pregnant woman leaving the Jenkins home early Sunday morning; Seagraves is seven months pregnant.
Bollinger testified that, at first, Seagraves denied even knowing about Jenkins’ murder but later confessed to the crime.
But during cross examination, attorney Warren Morford, who represents Seagraves, asked Bollinger if he had performed a gunshot residue test on Seagraves’ hands.
Bollinger said he had not.
“Too much time had passed,” Bollinger said. He explained that residue tests are not accurate after two hours. Between the time Jenkins was shot and when Seagraves was interviewed, more than 8 hours had passed.
“Did you ask if she was under the influence of any drugs?” Morford asked.
He reminded Bollinger that Seagraves had been taking drugs with Jenkins the previous night. Bollinger said Seagraves was able to give her full name and other pertinent information and seemed to understand what was being asked of her.
“Mr. Jenkins is known to you, isn’t he?” Morford asked Bollinger.“He’s a convicted criminal too, isn’t he?”
Bollinger agreed Jenkins had a criminal record.
Morford asked if another person reportedly in the Jenkins’ house at the time of the shooting was ever considered a suspect.
Bollinger said Eddie McClellan, a family member, was sleeping on the other end of the mobile home and had taken more sleeping pills than usual; he did not hear the shooting. McClellan did find Jenkins, still alive but badly injured, in his bedroom, hours later.
“Are you aware of any mental health issues Mrs. Seagraves suffers from?” Morford asked.“Are you aware she suffers from depression?”
Morford asked if any other person was or had ever been considered a suspect in the case. Bollinger said no, Seagraves had confessed and everything she has told police and the evidence at the crime scene supports that confession.
Seagraves remains in the Lawrence County Jail under a $250,000 bond.
well oh well

Ashland, KY

#2 Jun 18, 2012
he was so comfortable in getting away with everything, he let his guard down. bet he never thought he would be taken out by a girl. hence, let sleeping DOGS lie.
Manda

Pickerington, OH

#3 Jun 19, 2012
She's a pregnant drug user & she shot some one in the head.....in my opinion 250,000 is too low a bond...I'm sure her family won't be able to come up w/ it any way but it should have been higher just for the point of it.....,
Queen marlow

Ashland, KY

#4 Jun 19, 2012
Manda wrote:
She's a pregnant drug user & she shot some one in the head.....in my opinion 250,000 is too low a bond...I'm sure her family won't be able to come up w/ it any way but it should have been higher just for the point of it.....,
would you like to get fked up at the marlow and pass out to awaken and find you had been raped by a POS twice your age? not sayin' she has a license to kill, but I think I would have been pissed and repulsed too. I use the marlow as an example because that is your fav hangout isn't it, Manda?
killyourselvespl ease

Lancaster, OH

#5 Jun 19, 2012
Queen marlow wrote:
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would you like to get fked up at the marlow and pass out to awaken and find you had been raped by a POS twice your age? not sayin' she has a license to kill, but I think I would have been pissed and repulsed too. I use the marlow as an example because that is your fav hangout isn't it, Manda?
i have no idea of the details of this case it will all come out in court. but to respond to your statement. this is ironton ohio. you don't have to rape the pillhead little chicken heads running around this town. why waste the effort when 10 to 30 dollars worth of opiates will get you w/e you want from them even if he's 60 and she's 18 and attractive. it goes on every single day in this area. someone who does pills while they are pregnant doesn't strike me as someone who gives to much care about themselves or anyone else including their unborn child to have to go the the extremity of raping when they are willing to sell themselves so cheaply.
Manda

Ashland, KY

#6 Jun 20, 2012
Queen marlow wrote:
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would you like to get fked up at the marlow and pass out to awaken and find you had been raped by a POS twice your age? not sayin' she has a license to kill, but I think I would have been pissed and repulsed too. I use the marlow as an example because that is your fav hangout isn't it, Manda?
A) I did not tell her to get fucked up & raped @ a bar...I know this b/c I've never laid eyes on this girl...never even heard her name until she shot buddy.
B) I'm not sure why we are talking about her possible motives when I could care less about them...I commented on her bond!! That's all I was bitching about, imagine being the victims family & knowing that the girl who confessed to killing your relative is only being held on a quarter a mil!!! She killed some one!! 250k makes since for a smaller charge...vehicular manslaughter perhaps.....
C) I think u think I'm someone else considering I've never Been in the Marlow, not even entirely sure where it is besides that it's in Ironton....not big on bars, sorry I think I've steph foot in 2 bars my entire life lol....I'm not to big on getting trashed in public & I'm not exactly single, young & crazy so why in the ell would I be in the Marlow???
Manda

Ashland, KY

#7 Jun 20, 2012
killyourselvesplease wrote:
<quoted text>i have no idea of the details of this case it will all come out in court. but to respond to your statement. this is ironton ohio. you don't have to rape the pillhead little chicken heads running around this town. why waste the effort when 10 to 30 dollars worth of opiates will get you w/e you want from them even if he's 60 and she's 18 and attractive. it goes on every single day in this area. someone who does pills while they are pregnant doesn't strike me as someone who gives to much care about themselves or anyone else including their unborn child to have to go the the extremity of raping when they are willing to sell themselves so cheaply.
I'm not sure of the details of this case either BUT there are a lot of rumors about buddy paying this girl....your right she was on dope while she was pregnant....you can't get much lower so I'm pretty sure the rumors of how she got that dope are true.... And I also agree about why risk a rape charge when u can just dangle that pill in front of her??
College Student

Ashburn, VA

#8 Jun 20, 2012
I am sure this bond is a CASH BOND, which means they have to pay the whole $250,000 dollars, not just 10% of that. So truly she has a 2.5 million dollar bond.
Drag the water some more

Ironton, OH

#9 Jun 20, 2012
Manda wrote:
She's a pregnant drug user & she shot some one in the head.....in my opinion 250,000 is too low a bond...I'm sure her family won't be able to come up w/ it any way but it should have been higher just for the point of it.....,
Absolutely! it is a murder case and I seen em go for 1mill and 2 mill! Only in Irontons' courts would the prosecutors recommend sympathy for a murder case!
keem o sabe

Ashland, KY

#10 Jun 20, 2012
Someone call Nancy Grace! She needs to stir up an investigation in this one horse town!!!!!!!!
WELLL

United States

#11 Jun 20, 2012
keem o sabe wrote:
Someone call Nancy Grace! She needs to stir up an investigation in this one horse town!!!!!!!!
If ur soo inclined...why don't u do it? www.cnn.com/nancygrace
College Student

Ashburn, VA

#12 Jun 20, 2012
Drag the water some more wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely! it is a murder case and I seen em go for 1mill and 2 mill! Only in Irontons' courts would the prosecutors recommend sympathy for a murder case!
Why don't you people learn how the court system work before you state they are not doing their job. If she was on a 250,000 dollar bond she would have to pay 25,000 of that to get up but she has to pay 250,000 to get out. What is 10% of 2.5 million? Damn this area is imprudent.
OMG REALLY

United States

#13 Jun 20, 2012
College Student wrote:
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Why don't you people learn how the court system work before you state they are not doing their job. If she was on a 250,000 dollar bond she would have to pay 25,000 of that to get up but she has to pay 250,000 to get out. What is 10% of 2.5 million? Damn this area is imprudent.
The bond is 1/4 mil. if that is a cash bond, that is what she has to pay to get out. If not, then it's 10%=$25,000. I think the word u r looking for is "impudent" College student? U must not be.
Manda

Ashland, KY

#14 Jun 20, 2012
Didn't say some one wasn't doing their job...just saying that for MURDER a higher bond should be set regardless of the who, what, when, where details....it's freaking murder not a traffic ticket...;) BTW "college student" me knowing how the system works has NOTHING to do w/ my opinion that the bond is too low....how would you feel if that was your father/uncle/brother that was killed....wouldnt u want the woman who confessed to the murder under a higher bond...it's just the point.
College Student

Chesapeake, OH

#15 Jun 20, 2012
Manda wrote:
Didn't say some one wasn't doing their job...just saying that for MURDER a higher bond should be set regardless of the who, what, when, where details....it's freaking murder not a traffic ticket...;) BTW "college student" me knowing how the system works has NOTHING to do w/ my opinion that the bond is too low....how would you feel if that was your father/uncle/brother that was killed....wouldnt u want the woman who confessed to the murder under a higher bond...it's just the point.
My father was killed last month and it is been investigated. I am just glad that it didn't happen in this town. Your opinion is judgmental as of right now because no one knows the facts of this case and I understand that she is booked on murder and two other charges on her. If no one witness this crime it will be hard to prove with someone in the next room that did not he the gun go off. I would say the motivation would be where he tries to sexual abuse her, and she stated that she said,“no,” and that is all she had to say. Also by the law if someone cannot make their own decision and you have sex with them whether it alcohol, pills, or something else it can still be label is rape.
Maybe

United States

#16 Jun 20, 2012
I don't think this girl went to Mr. Jenkins' house with the intentions to kill him but I do think she went out there to trade sex for drugs. She wasn't blameless by no means. Mr. Jenkins wasn't blameless either. He took advantage of a drug dependent girl by giving her drugs. We don't know what happened so it's all speculation. Just my thoughts and opinions and you know what they say about opinions.
Manda

Ashland, KY

#17 Jun 21, 2012
College Student wrote:
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My father was killed last month and it is been investigated. I am just glad that it didn't happen in this town. Your opinion is judgmental as of right now because no one knows the facts of this case and I understand that she is booked on murder and two other charges on her. If no one witness this crime it will be hard to prove with someone in the next room that did not he the gun go off. I would say the motivation would be where he tries to sexual abuse her, and she stated that she said,“no,” and that is all she had to say. Also by the law if someone cannot make their own decision and you have sex with them whether it alcohol, pills, or something else it can still be label is rape.
How ironic....I have no idea why you are picking apart what I'm saying but I'm not being judgementel, I know this b/c I couldnt give a fuck about "the facts of this case"!!!! I don't care what happened that night, what happened in the past and I couldn't care less what happens in the future all I am trying to fuckng say is the god damn bond is too low.....BTW "the guy in the next room" was waxed on Xanax that's why he didn't hear the gun...oh and in the next room?? He was in his bedroom @ the other end of the trailer....you want to pick apart what I'm saying?? That's fine but @ least try to get your facts straight....the bond is too low that's the only opinion I'm putting out there so I don't know if you have a problem w/ me or what but seriously: quit putting words in my mouth....one more thing though-"if no one witnesses the crime then it will be hard to prove"???? SHE CONFESSED!! I don't see any reason her confession would be thrown out....I'm so over this:)
Manda

Ashland, KY

#18 Jun 21, 2012
College Student wrote:
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Why don't you people learn how the court system work before you state they are not doing their job. If she was on a 250,000 dollar bond she would have to pay 25,000 of that to get up but she has to pay 250,000 to get out. What is 10% of 2.5 million? Damn this area is imprudent.
Almost forgot: why on Earth are you so concerned about this " impudent" area?? You seem to greatly dislike Ironton & obviously you think your a little higher up than any one else here so why are u here?? If you are not here then why are you sifting through the city's trash on topix???
College Student

United States

#19 Jun 21, 2012
Manda wrote:
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Almost forgot: why on Earth are you so concerned about this " impudent" area?? You seem to greatly dislike Ironton & obviously you think your a little higher up than any one else here so why are u here?? If you are not here then why are you sifting through the city's trash on topix???
Well I live in the area, and everybody wants everything their way instead of being fair to everyone. I am done with this topic she will be charge with manslaughter and one count of felonious assault. She get around 5 years max if she does not get off free for lack of evidence. The confession can be withdraw because she was not in the right state of mind.
FYI

United States

#20 Jun 29, 2012
Looks like this girl is pleading insanity and her bond has been raised to $1 million cash. Insanity because of pills? Could work.

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