Attorney General Conway Announces Life Sentence in Muhlenberg County Murder

Attorney General Jack Conway on Fridayannounced the sentencing of a Muhlenberg County woman convicted of murdering her former husband.  Late this afternoon, 62-year-old Brenda Hardin, of Central City, Ky., was sentenced to serve life in prison.  This maximum sentence was previously recommended by a Muhlenberg County Circuit Court jury in August.

Brenda Hardin was convicted of killing her former husband, 64-year-old Ronnie Hardin after a six-day jury trial in August.  Ronnie Hardin was found on July 7, 2014, in an outbuilding of his former home and pronounced dead at the scene by the Muhlenberg County Coroner’s Office.   Brenda Hardin killed her former husband by shooting him in the chest.

This case was investigated by the Kentucky State Police Post Two in Madisonville, Ky.  Attorney General Conway’s Office of Special Prosecutions handled the trial of this case at the request of Commonwealth’s Attorney Ralph Vick.

“I want to commend my Office of Special Prosecutions for its handling of this case, and I appreciate the jury’s careful consideration on the matter,” General Conway said.  “Our thoughts, as always, are with the victim’s family in this case.”

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