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Man accused of killing grandmother gives details
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Rich Jaffe) -- Only local 12 was in court Thursday morning in Georgetown as accused killer Daniel Somoskey entered a not guilty plea to felony murder charges.
Somoskey is charged in the weekend shooting death of his girlfriend, Stacy Flora in her Georgetown home. The case against Daniel Somoskey came together with amazing speed. He allegedly killed his girlfriend either late Saturday or early Sunday.
Police from multiple agencies helped investigators from the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Brown County prosecutor's office to identify and find him. Monday afternoon he was arrested and Tuesday afternoon he was arraigned in municipal court. Wednesday afternoon a grand jury indicted Somoskey. Thursday morning he was arraigned on felony charges.
A legal whirlwind blasting around a man who had no serious criminal history.
In court Thursday morning assistant Brown County prosecutor, Zac Corbin told Judge Scott Gusweiler, "In 2014, earlier this year the defendant was charged with using weapons while intoxicated, in Brown County municipal court, that was ultimately reduced to a persistent disorderly conduct. That is his only criminal conduct in Brown County."
According to documents obtained by Local 12 News, deputies arrested Somoskey in January on a misdemeanor charge of using weapons while intoxicated. He was shooting in Stacy Flora's backyard with her children and admitted to drinking half a dozen beers. He even had a gun on his hip when he met a deputy at the door.
Those weapons, a .45 caliber handgun, a shotgun and a .22 rifle were confiscated. In a bizarre twist of fate Daniel Somoskey and his now dead girlfriend actually went to the Brown County Sheriff's Office together, 48 hours before she was murdered to retrieve three guns that had been confiscated from him back in January.
On surveillance video obtained by Local 12, the couple can be seen walking into the sheriff's office, speaking with employees there and then retrieving the weapons before walking out with them. Remember this is hours before the woman in the video, Stacy Flora, was shot and killed possibly with one of these very weapons.
Brown County authorities point out the "using weapons while intoxicated charge" was actually reduced to "persistent disorderly conduct," the lowest level misdemeanor. Somoskey got a suspended 30 day jail sentence and probation.
A court order allowed him to get back the guns, which is standard procedure.
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