Jury finds 2 Fort Campbell workers guilty of lying

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) -- A jury has found two Fort Campbell emergency dispatchers guilty of lying to federal agents during an investigation into the shooting deaths of two people in central Kentucky last year.

U.S. Attorney David Huber said in a statement Friday that the verdict came following a trial in Paducah.

Thirty-six-year-old Michelle L. Lovelace and 22-year-old Lindsey A. Brooks were accused of falsely telling investigators they were with a suspect in the deaths until 1 a.m. on Sept. 11.

An indictment said the Clarksville, Tenn., women parted company with the suspect, Army Sgt. Brent Burke, at 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Kentucky State Police have charged Burke with murder and other charges related to the shootings of 31-year-old Tracy Burke and her former mother-in-law, 53-year-old Karen D. Comer of Rineyville in Hardin County.

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