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By Wesley Robinson
News Intern, The Oldham Era
Pewee Valley resident Gail Kelley, 51, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment hearing Monday to a murder charge related to the death of her live-in boyfriend, Michael T. Evans, 44.
Police arrived at Evans’ home in the 9200 block of Margaret Ann Court around 5:30 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of a possible homicide there. After forcing entry into the home, officers found Evans dead from an apparent head injury.
Kelley told police she struck Evans in the head with a hatchet, which was found in wrapped in a bloody towel in a trash can in the driveway. The investigation is ongoing; the Oldham County Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to determine cause of death.
Neighbors told police the two often argued and that Kelley was a victim of domestic abuse.
Kelley declined an interview request. She is being held in isolation at the Oldham County Jail.
Evans was a graduate of Oldham County High School and worked at the Ford plant in Louisville for 20 years.