DAILYKENN.com -- A special ed teacher was found shot to death in her back yard in Paducah, Kentucky.
Police believe Carrie D. McCord was murdered by an ex-con she tried to help adjust to life outside prison.
56-year-old Kelvin Richardson was arrested a few blocks from the crime scene.
He was found carrying a .357-caliber handgun.
Richardson is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Police say the suspect fled the scene on a bicycle.
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McCracken County Coroner Amanda Melton pronounced McCord dead at the scene.Read more here ► westkentuckystar.com
Richardson told detectives that McCord had tried to help him adjust to life outside of prison, then in March, he began to cause problems for McCord and she got an Interpersonal Protective Order to keep him away from her and her home.
Richardson says he got a handgun and went to McCord's home on Tuesday intending to kill her and three neighbors who apparently intervened in an earlier accident. Richardson says he confronted McCord on her back porch, and said he demanded she call the neighbors outside so he could kill them. Police say she repeatedly refused, so he shot her and left the scene on a bicycle.
Richardson is booked in the McCracken County Jail on charges including murder, fleeing or evading police, possession of a handgun by convicted felon and violation of IPO.
Richardson has a lengthy criminal history, including multiple violent felonies, and was released from prison on parole and assigned to Keeton Correctional Center in Paducah on Feb. 19, 2019. The Department of Corrections order [sic] his release from Keeton on May 31,2019, to a residence in Hinkleville Road.
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