Thursday, October 27, 2011
HOPKINS CO., KY - The mayor of Earlington, KY posted bond for a man charged with murder in the death of an 18-year-old girl.
Earlington Mayor Mike Seiber posted the $20,000 cash bond for 33-year-old John Hamilton.
Hamilton is accused of driving drunk and hitting 18-year-old Julia Wooten with his car in September. Investigators said Hamilton fled the scene, but later returned and was arrested. He was indicted for murder last week.
Mayor Seiber called Hamilton a "lifelong friend," and said what happened was a tragic accident. Seiber said Hamilton will accept responsibility for his actions.
Hamilton is scheduled to be in court again on November 2nd.