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James HUNT





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Parricide
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: November 30, 2004
Date of arrest: Same day
Date of birth: October 16, 1948
Victim profile: Bettina Hunt (his estranged wife)
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Floyd County, Kentucky, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on July 28, 2006

HUNT, JAMES, DOB 10-16-48, was sentenced to death on July 28, 2006 in Floyd County for Burglary I, Wanton Engangerment in the 1st Degree and the Murder of Bettina Hunt, his estranged wife.

On November 30, 2004 when the officers arrived at the scene they found the body of Bettina Hunt with bullet wounds to the arms, cheek area of the face, and a wound between the bridge of her nose and left eye. The victimís infant granddaughter was also in the home. The victim was pronounced dead at the residence.

Troopers were advised that Bettina Huntís estranged husband was involved in a one-vehicle accident approximately 200 feet from the residence. Upon further investigation and collection of evidence, James Hunt was lodged in the Pike County Detention Center charged with Murder.

Trial began on 5/15/06. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty to Murder, Burglary, Burglary 1st Degree, and Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree. Hunt was sentenced to Death on the Murder charge. Hunt consented to allow the court to sentence him on the remaining charges.


James Hunt



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