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Casey County Death Investigation

Date of News Release: 08/03/2014

(Liberty, KY.) - Detective B.J. Burton is investigating the death of 40-year-old Barry R. Wilson, of Liberty. On Saturday, August 2 at approximately 6:10 PM EDT, Post 15 received a call from Casey County dispatch in reference to a deceased male that was found in the yard of his residence on KY 501 south. The investigation revealed that Wilson had been walking down an embankment, carrying a potted marijuana plant and a knife, when he attempted to cross a fence and tripped, falling on the knife and stabbing himself in the upper left chest. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Casey County Coroner. An autopsy will be performed and no foul play is expected. The case remains under investigation.