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