Arrest made in murder of 71-year-old woman

Gary H. Barnett (Source: Bourbon County Detention Center)
Gary H. Barnett (Source: Bourbon County Detention Center)

MT. OLIVET, KY (FOX19) - Police have made an arrest in the murder of an elderly woman in Northern Kentucky that happened early Saturday morning.

Police say that at about 12:30 am, shots were fired at a home on the 6300 block of Kentontown Rd. in Mt. Olivet. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the body of Angie Spencer, 71, dead from a gunshot wound to the chest.

A witness on the scene was able to provide police with a description of the suspect, and later arrested Gary H. Barnett, 64, of Carlisle. Barnett was charged with one count of murder.

Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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