Smithland, KY. (March 27, 2021) – Saturday evening shortly after 5:00 p.m., Detectives with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 responded to a residence on Lola Road near Smithland. Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies initially responded to the residence for a disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies located an unresponsive female who had suffered multiple stab wounds and requested KSP to respond.
Initial investigation shows Claude L. Brown, 24 of Marion, KY entered the residence of Karla S. Haley, 56 of Smithland without permission. After an altercation, Brown stabbed Haley multiple times. Haley was transported to Livingston County Hospital by Livingston County EMS where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Brown was arrested and charged with Murder and Burglary, 1st Degree. He is lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail.
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