Teen charged with manslaughter in Breckinridge County murder

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 24 at 3:40 PM

HARNED, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Breckinridge County Sheriff's Department has charged a teen with manslaughter after police say he shot his stepfather during a domestic violence dispute.

Police said their preliminary investigation revealed a 17-year-old juvenile shot and killed his stepfather, identified as 37-year-old Hugo Martinez, Tuesday.

The altercation took place Tuesday night at a home on Highway 79 in Hardinsburg, police said. Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene by the Breckinridge County coroner.

The juvenile is in police custody and has been charged with manslaughter. An autopsy on the victim will be conducted Wednesday.

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