Commonwealth v. Deborah M. Payton
Not Guilty Verdict, All Counts
Case number: 99-CR-1300 Jurisdiction: Jefferson Circuit Court Judge: Chief Judge James Shake
Ms. Payton was charged with first degree murder for allegedly hiring an individual to execute a young man who had allegedly cooperated with the government against her in her criminal case. The case was tried over a four day period in front of Chief Judge James Shake. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts against Ms. Payton.