Murder Trial begins in Morehead

Jan 22, 2018

Teddy Johnson
Credit Rowan County Detention Center

The trial of an Elliotville man accused of murdering his daughter's boyfriend began today in Morehead.

61-year old Teddy Johnson, is accused of shooting 24-year old Jimmy Adkins, of Emerson, in august of 2016.

Commonwealth Attorney Ronnie Goldy told the jury of 10 women and 3 men about the incident during his opening statement.

The attorney for Johnson argues that the accused shot Adkins in self-defense.  The trial is expected to last 3 days.