UPDATE: Bramlage Indicted, But Will Not Face Death Penalty

Dr. Bramlage's office in Taylor Mill was closed yesterday
Dr. Bramlage's office in Taylor Mill was closed yesterday
Russell Bramlage / Courtesy Grant County Jail
Russell Bramlage / Courtesy Grant County Jail


Update: Wednesday, April 9:

Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty against Russell Bramlage.

They say the decision was made after meeting with his family, but declined to elaborate.

Bramlage was indicted Wednesday by a Grant County grand jury on two counts of murder, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Update: Thursday, April 3:

Russell Bramlage appeared in court Thursday, where a judge ordered he be held without bond.

Bramlage pled not guilty, but the case will move to a Grant County grand jury next week, and Commonwealth's attorney James Crawford says more charges could be filed. A pretrial hearing will follow if Bramlage is indicted.

Bramlage's ex-girlfriend, Kelly Pennington, of Florence, said she was surprised to hear of Bramlage's arrest.

"I never heard him even say a cuss word," she said. "He was the kind to always open a door for you...he was great."

Update, Wednesday, April 2:

Police have made an arrest in the November 2007 murder of a Grant County couple.

Late Tuesday night, Kentucky State Police arrested Russell G. Bramlage, 22, for the murders of Terry and Lynda Bramlage.

Police say Russell Bramlage is the son  of Terry and Lynda and the youngest of four children.

Russell Bramlage has been charged with two counts of murder, tampering with evidence, two counts of possession of a forged instrument and three counts of theft by unlawful taking. He is being held in the Grant County Detention Center.

Russell is a former basketball player at Dixie Heights High School. The principal at the school, Kim Banta, says she was surprised to learn of his arrest.

"I can't believe life would take a turn like this in four years," said Banta.

After high school, he attended Union College.

Kentucky State Police say they are confident they have the right guy for the crime.

Bramlage will be arraigned Thursday. FOX19.com will have the latest updates for you from the courtroom as they become available.

Update, Nov. 20:

Police say they believe the suspect entered the home of  Terry and Lynda Bramlage through an unlocked door to the house.

Troopers who responded to the scene entered through the same door.

Initial investigation reveals that robbery did not appear to be a motive.

There are no suspects at this time as police continue to conduct interviews and process evidence.

Autopsies are being performed Wednesday at the State Medical's Examiner's Office. Results are still pending.


The couple has been identified as Terry and Lynda Bramlage, both 53.

Terry Bramlage is a dentist in Taylor Mill.

Investigators aren't saying how the couple died, only that they were victims of a homicide.

"Once we got out there, we saw 3 vehicles registered to him and we tried to knock on the door and used our mega phones, then we entered through an unlocked rear door and found the bodies in the lower level of the house.," said Capt. Mike Crawford with KSP.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.


Police are investigating a double homicide in Grant County.

Around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, Kentucky State Police received a request to check the welfare of a male who did not show up for work.

KSP responded to residence, on 3500 Cordova Road in Grant County, and located his vehicles in the driveway, but no one answered the door.

Upon gaining entry to the home, the bodies of the male and his wife were found.

Police continue to investigate the incident. Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

FOX19.com will provide updates as they become available.