Paducah Man Faces 25 Years in Prison

A Paducah man charged in the death of his girlfriend and unborn child faces 25 years in prison, after being found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and fourth-degree fetal homicide. Court records show a McCracken County jury returned the guilty verdict on Thursday against 23-year-old Epionn Lee-McCampbell. Police were called to his home in March of 2018, where officers found 19-year-old Ja’Lynn N. Ragsdale unresponsive. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. In late August 2018, the state medical examiner’s office determined that Ragsdale died of asphyxiation consistent with suffocation and that she was pregnant at the time of her death. Lee-McCampbell faces 20 years behind bars for the manslaughter charge, and 5 years on the fetal homicide charge. Formal sentencing in the case is set for August 9, 2021.


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