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Appeal filed in decades old case

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By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man accused of beating another man and placing him inside a car trunk with a turtle has filed an appeal of his 50-year prison sentence.

Rex Melton, now 41, was found guilty by a Taylor County grand jury nearly 20 years ago of first-degree assault, first-degree arson and complicity.

According to a February 1990 News-Journal story, Melton and Campbellsville native Richard D. Johnson, now 38, were accused of beating Kirk Nash in September 1989.


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