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									Jackson-Grady
  Lucille J. Jackson-Grady,64,800
E. Taylor St., died Thursday,
March 23, 2000, at her residence.
Born Sept- 21, 1935, in North Ver-
non, she was the daughter of
George E. and Helen jackson Sr.
    She was a
 member            of
 Family Wor-
'.hipi.:  ,,t,.$!Rt@              I


 and,   j
        id
       ey
 fisxirig,' gar en-
 ing .           and
 antiques.
    Surviving are
 four daughters, Lucille
 Kim phillips, Jackson-Grady
 Kokomo;
 Catherine Phillips and Roxanne
 Stallworth, both of Columbus;
 Lynn Moya, Highland, Calif.; five
 sisters, Mary Lee Adams, Fayet-
 teville, N.C.; Joy Ann Jackson and
 Joan Matlock, both of Dayton,
 Ohio; Paralee Barnes and Dorine
 Jackson, both of Indianapolis; a
 brother, George Jackson, Kokomo;
 nine grandchildren, jasmine Stall-
 worth, Danielle Phillips, Robert
 Kyle InSkeep, Nathaniel Burgess,
 Bridget Boyd, Jerry, Francisco,
 Lorenzo, and Bryan Moya Jr.; nine
great-grandchildren. She was pre-
 ceded in death by her parents; a
brother, Stanley Jackson and sis-
ter, Helen L. Whitfield.
    Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at
Family Worship Center, 1149 E.
Center Road. The Rev. James
Bradley will officiate. Burial will
be in Crown Point Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon until
service time Tuesday at the
church. Bluitt & Son Funeral
Home, 511 E. Monroe, is in charge
of the arrangements.
Burial        Tuesday, March 28, 2000
Lot 48        Sycamore Section
~ook 4        Page 294%
Cement        vault
Woman~s
      body found
Man who was
with victim
being held on a
battery charge
            By MIKE flnCHER
          Tribune staff wr~ter

    The last time neighbors saw 64-
year-old Lucille T. Grady was Wednes.
day: she was leaving her home, at 800
E. Taylor SL, with an unknown man.
Now. she's dead.
   "1 was kind or in s h o c v said neigh-
bor Shirley Lenoir, oi 719 E. Taylor St.
"I've k n o w her Tor a long time. She
was a very quiet lady. She never hoth-
ered anyone and kept to herself.
Everyone tried to look out lor her. She
didn't deserve what happened to her.
It's just devastating."
   Grady's body was iound just before
9 a.m. Thursday by Oriicer Darrell
Cockrell who went there to return
propertv that was stolen from Gradv                                                                                                             KT photo b y nm 6 a t h
L i k r e u entered h e home after seg-         ON THE SCENE: Kokomo Police Officer Darrell Cockrell, middle, talks with detectives outside the home of ~"cille
ing signs       lorced          and fountl      Grady at 800 E. Taylor St. Grady was found dead Thursday morning by Officer Cockrell.
Grady dead 011 the couch in the Ii\!inl:
room; said Ll.. Jeif k r k oi the ~ n k u m o                       on the           of tile                                                Another neighbor inrervicwed b           !
Police Department                                                                                                                        the Kokomo Tribune. Barbara \\'ilcy. (11
    Detectives are not calling Grady's          examination, additional charges may
                                                be sought against ~ l l e b l c w ~ ~ ~ ~ k ,
                                                                                  said                                                   802 E. Taylor St.. said she noticed the
death a homicide at h i s time. bill they            Police believe Killebrewwas inside                                                  side window of Gradq's hornc had
did arrest the man neighbors nlay have                woman.s home at sonle            and                                               been broken out for more than a week.
seen with her the                      w   "
                                                Sllegcdly battered her and stole some                                                       "I assumed she would have liscrl 1 1
found dead. He was identified as Rod-                     belongings, which police found                                                 by now, but I have not see11 hcr In ,I
ney D. ffillebrew. 41. 931 E. Richnlond         I.ollowing a                  llorlle,
                                                                                                                                         while." M'iley said.
SL He was inteniewed. questionedand                 polire did       elaborirrc        \.iSj~                                               .4preliminary ruling ih r \ p c c . ~ ~101 l
                                                                                                                                                                                    t
then charged with aggravated battery, a                                                                                                  lowing the autopsy, which 1s De1.1g
                                                ble injuries,
class B -felony, and thelureceiving                coroner stout s;lld there was her body. but nothing "real KillebrewS
                                                               jeff                                                         bad:'        performed today at the lnd~anaUiil
stolen property. a class D felony.              the presence of "possible bruising" on           During the search of                    versity Medical Center in Indianapolis,
                                                                                              home, police also recovered other evi.     said Stout
                                                                                              dence that Kirk said he was not at lib-       "We're reclly nor sure." Srout said of
                                                                                              erty to discuss this early in the inves-
  Eastside trouble                                                                            tigation. Kirk said he is unsure if
                                                                                              Grady knew Killebrew, or if it was a
                                                                                                                                         what caused the woman's death.
                                                                                                                                         "We're not ruling it a homicide now.
                                                                                                                                         We have to make sure everything
                                                                                              random burglary.
                                                                                                 'The neighbors said the first time      adds up:'
                                                                                              they saw him (Killebrew) was yester-          This is the second possible homicide
                                                                                              day," Kirk said.                           in two months on East Taylor Street
                                                                                                 Lenoir said that at about 1:45 p.m.     On Feb. 27 just two blocks away, David
                                                                                              \Uednesday, she saw Grady get into         NesbitL Harvey, Ill., was gunned down
                                                                                              her car. drive away and then come          allegedly by Undray Mrilson. 26, in the
                                                                                              back. "I saw her wilh a man who            600 block or East Taylor Street. Police
                                                                                              looked like he was helping her in the       suspect a fight in a bar reslllted in that
                                                                                              house." Lenoir said Thursday after-         murder. Wilson turned himself in a
                                                                                              noon. "Then I had to go to work."           week after the shooting. An accom.
                                                                                                  "She was leaving with a man             plice, Richard Listenbee, 23. Kokomo.
                                                                                              around her same age." said the Rev.         is still being sought in that case.
                                                                                              Charles Glenn. who is also a neighbor        Fletcher can be contacted via e-mail
                                                                                              of Grady's.                                        a t mfletche@Monline.com.
 Womanjs death ruled a homicide
 Sixty-four-year-oldresident died of 'internal injuries'                                                                             were filed by Deputy
                                                                                                                                     Prosecutor Ron Byal
                                                                                                                                     in Howard Circuit
                                                                                                                                                                                   sexually assaulted and killed Grady in
                                                                                                                                                                                   her home at 800 E. Taylor St. and said
                                                                                                                                                                                   he struck her 15 times before commit-
             By MIKE FLETCHER                 University Medical Center in Indianapo- deceased was intoxicated or under the Court Friday and                                       ting the disturbing acts:
            Tribune staff writer              lis Friday morning revealed Grady died influence oi any drugs, Stout said. The granted by Judge Lynn                                    Grady's body was found about 9 a.m.
                                              of "penetrating force injury of the anus results are ex ected in two to three Murray. Killebrew is                                   Thursday after police went to the
                                              with internal injuries," the probable weeks, he s a i l its unknown whether being held without                                       woman's home to return items
   After discovering the heinous manner       cause affidavit in the case read.           Killebrew was intoxicated or on drugs bond and is scheduled                              Killebrew gave to an officer he flagged
 in which 64-year-old 1,ucille Grady was         "In my almost 12 years of serving as when he said he committed the acts.            to appear in the jail's                       down at Apperson Way North and
 killed Wednesday, prosecutors charged        deputy coroner and coroner, I've never        Killebrew was initially charged with courtroom Wednesday Rodney Killebrew              Havens Street Thursday morning.
 her alleged attacker, 41-year-old Rodney     seen something like this." said leff Stout, aggravated battery for allegedly striking for his initial hearing. Charged with murder   Killebrew handed the officer a book bag
 Killebrew, with murder and criminal          Howard County Coroner.                      the woman, and theft Thursday.               In his statement to                         and said "Here's the names and numbers.
 deviate conduct Friday.                         A toxicology test will be conducted at     The probable cause affidavit for charges olice contained in the affidavit, Kille-
   The autopsy performed at the Indiana                                                                                               E
                                              the medical center to determine if the of murder and criminal deviate conduct rew described the details of how he                                 V See DEATH     I Page A 2


Death: Officer finds woman dead in her home
A Continued from page A1               about 9 p.m. He further stated he    belongings       and      arrested
                                       cleaned her house in exchange for    Killebrew.
 This is what you need.'' Killebrew    $20 and "anything he found on          If convicted of all the charges,
 then walked away.                     the floor," the probable cause       he could spend the rest of his life
    Among the contents in the bag,     read.                                in prison.
 Officer Darrell Cockrell found          Police went to Killebrew's home
 miscellaneous documents and two       Thursday at 931 E. Richmond St,
 checkbooks belonging to Grady.        where his mother told police that
 After failed attempts lo contact      Killebrew was acting crazy when
 Grady on the phone, Cockrell          he came home the night before
 went to her home and found a          and said Grady gave him some
'window had been broken out. He        personal property for cleaning her
 opened her unlocked door and           house. Detectives then obtained a
 found Grady dead on the couch.        search warrant and found Grady's
 She had several bruises on her
 body.
    Several neighbors interviewed
 told police they saw Killebrew
 with Grady Wednesday when they
 were getting into Grady's car. The
  probable cause affidavit read that
  at one point a neighbor said she
 saw Grady pushing Killebrew
  away when he tried to kiss her.
  Killebrew told police that he ant1
  Grady drove around and went to
  a bank where she withdrew $100
  ancl they drove to While Castle
  before going back to her house
  suspect
  in court
     He pleads innocent to
 killing Lucille Gr ady.
                                             -


             By MIKE FLETCHER
           Tr~bunestaff   wrlter

     Rodney Killehre\!.. who was charged
  in the murder oi 64-year-old Lucille T.
  Crady last week.
  appeared in a blue
  jail uniform at the
  Howard Countv Jail
  courtroom Wednes-
  day to heal. the
  charges against him
  and his possible sen-
  tence.
     Innocent       pleas          -   ~--   ~   p   ~   p




  were entered on Rodney
  behalr of Killebrew. Killebrew
 4 1, 93 1 E. Richmond A pry t r ~ awas set
 St., on charges of forAug 8
                                     l                       Suspect
                                                                 .a.

 murder,        criminal                     A Continued from page A1
 deviate conduc~    aggravated battery and
 theft and receiving stolen property. A      March 22 and the morning of
 jury trial is scheduled for Aug. 8 in       March 23.
 Howard Circuit Court, with a pretrial          Police said Killebrew had
 conference set lor July 26.
    The hearing was held at the jail as a    flagged down a n officer near
 safety measure, which is routine with a     Apperson Way and Havens Street
 murder suspect.                             and given him a bag, and then he
    Since Killebrew is indigent and said he fled. After discovering the bag
 couldn'~afford an attorney. the court will contained personal belongings,
 appoint a public defender to his case.     including Grady's checkbook and
    Delectives accuse Killebrew of brutally other property, police went to
killing Grady by hitting her numerous       Grady's home to return it and
rimes and causing her internal injuries,    they discovered her dead on her
from which she died, according to an        couch.
autopsy perrorlned Friday at Indiana Uni-      Illebrew, who 4s-oa 'probati.on
versity 3leclical Center in Indianapolis.                    bf
                                            for a possessio@ cocaine convic-
   Grad!!, who lived alone. was found       tion last year, $bdld:spend more
dead Thursd? in her 80f! E. Taylor St.      than 100 years-.in prison if con-
home when police wen[ there to return       victed of the different charges.
stolen property allegedly taken by Kille-    Fletcher can be contacted via e-
brew sonietime between the evening of        mail at mfletche~ktonline.com.
            V See SUSPECT I Page A2
 Woman% death ruled a homicide
 Sixty-four-year-oldresident died of 'internal injuries'                                                                             were filed by Deputy
                                                                                                                                     Prosecutor Ron Byal
                                                                                                                                     in Howard Circuit
                                                                                                                                                                                   sexually assaulted and killed Grady in
                                                                                                                                                                                   her home at 800 E. Taylor St. and said
                                                                                                                                                                                   he struck her 15 times before commit-
             By MIKE FLETCHER                 University Medical Center in Indianapo- deceased was intoxicated or under the Court Friday and                                       ting the disturbing acts.
            Tribune staff writer              lis Friday morning revealed Grady died influence of any drugs, Stout said. The granted by Judge Lynn                                    Grady's body was found about 9 a.m.
                                              of "penetrating force injury of the anus results are ex ected in two to Ulree Murray. Killebrew is                                   Thursday after police went to the
                                              with internal injuries," the probable weeks, he s a i l Its unknown whether being held without                                       woman's home to return items
   After discovering the heinous manner       cause affidavit in the case read.           Killebrew was intoxicated or on drugs bond and is scheduled                              Killebrew gave'to an officer he flagged
 in which 64-year-old Lucille Grady was          "In my almost 12 years of serving as when he said he committed the acts.            to appear in the jail's                       down at Apperson Way North and
 killed Wednesday, prosecutors charged        deputy coroner and coroner, I've never        Killebrew was initially charged with courtroom Wednesday Rodney Killebrew              Havens Street Thursday morning.
 her alleged attacker, 41-year-old Rodney     seen something like this." said Jeff Stout, aggravated battery for allegedly striking for his initial hearine. Charged with murder   Killebrew handed the officer a book bag
 Killebrew, with murder and criminal          Howard County Coroner.                      the woman, and theft Thursday.               In his statement yo                         and said "Here's the names and numbers.
 deviate conduct Friday.                         A toxicology test will be conducted at     The probable cause affidavit for charges olice contained in the affidavit, Kille-
   The autopsy performed at the Indiana                                                                                               1
                                              the medical center to determine if the of murder and criminal deviate conduct rew described the details of how he                                 V See DEWH I Page A 2



Death: Officer finds woman dead in her home
A Continued from         page A i      about 9 D.m. He further stated he     belongings   ,   and      arrested
                                       cleaned her house in exchange for     ~illebiewy
 This is what you need:' Killebrew     $20 and "anything he found on           If convicted of all the charges,
 then walked away.                     the floor," the probable cause        he could spend the rest of his life
    Among the contents in the bag,     read.                                 in prison.
 Officer Darrell Cockrell found          Police went to Killebrew's home
 miscellaneous documents and two       Thursday at 931 E. Richmond St,
 checkbooks belonging to Grady.        where his mother told police that
 After failed attempts to contact      Killebrew was acting crazy when
 Grady on the phone. Cockrell          he came home the night before
 went to her home and found a          and said Grady gave him some
'window had been broken out. He         personal property for cleaning her
 opened her unlocked door and           house. Detectives then obtained a
 found Grady dead on the couch.        search warrant and found Grady's
 She had several bruises on her
 body.
    Several neighbors interviewed
  told police they saw Killebrew
  with Grady Wednesday when they
  were getting into Grady's car. The
  probable cause affidavit read that
  at one point a neighbor said she
  saw Grady pushing Killebrew
  away when he tried to kiss her.
  Killebrew told police that he and
  Gradv drove around and went to
                      KOKOMO TRIBUNE
              A6      ruEsonv, M n n c H 28.2ooo




              Initial hearing                                                             1
              on woman's                                                                  1
              death set for                                                               1
          '
          1     (Editot's note: WARNING - 7he [allowing story contains
              graphic details that readerr might find offensive.)
                                     BY UEI RPPS
                               Tribune comrnunlty editor

          ,    It's dis~urbingto read. It5 disturbing to think about And it's all
            thr rnore disturbing because i t happened in Kokomo.
          '    1.ucille Grady. 64. was found dead i n her home. 800 E. Taylor SL.
            on March 23. the victim of a horrifyingly brutal attadc On March
        j 24. prosecutors charged her alleged attacker, 41.year-old Rcdney
          1 D Killebrew. 931 E. Richmond SL. with murder and aiminal devi.
        ! .Ile conduct
       / Grady's brother. George J a b n jr. said he was devastated by his
       , astcri death and by how she died
       ,      ' l h e bad thing.about this is that I know his webrew's) mother
       I and hls father. Thefre good people. Naturally. I'm devastated about
       ; my sister's death It's hard for me to rationalize how someone cn do  a
       I this to anyone. . . . Being a Christian I '
                                                   m trying to look at this the way
       j 1 should. . . . 114 devastating for (the Killebrews), too. My heart goes
           out to them It impam our family, but it impads them too."
              In his statemenl to police contained in the aflidavil Killebrew
           desir~bcdthe details of how he sexually assaulted and killed
      , Crady.
              The autopsy performed on March 24 at the Indiana Universiry
      I %ledcal Center in Indianapolis revealed that Grady died of "pene.
           lrating blunt force injury of the anus:'
      /       In the probable cause affidavit from Kokomo Police LL Thomas
      1 Eding~on.       gruesome details of the "penetrating blunt force i n j u w
      I    were reported: 'Rodney (Killebrew) told me that he placed his arm
     I into the victim's" body.
     1 The injuries caused by Killebrew's alleged actions caused Crady
     , to bleed to death. according to Howard County Coroner Jeff Stout
      i      m e r e were all kinds of internal iniuries" Stout said.
     ! Grady's body was found about 9 am on March 23 after police
     ) went ICr the womank home to return items Killebrew ave to an offi.
      8    cer whom he flagged down at Apperson Way N o d and Havens
     i streeu;. Officer Darrell Cockrell wenl to Gradfs home and found
     i that a window had been broken out He opened her unlocked door
     1 and f ~ ~ u n d   Grady dead on the couch.
     I       Initially, on March 23. Killebrew was charged with aggravated
    ) battery for allegedly striking the woman - i n the probable cause
      !   affidavit Killebrew told police that he struck Crady aboul 15 times
          - and theft.
    / Several neighbors told police they saw Killebrew with Crady on
 ,,I March 22. Killebrew told police that he and Grady drove around
  .' and ivent to a bank where she withdrew $100. and they drove to
          \4%1te Castle before going back to h e r . h o w at ab~i)1+9. m He,
          lurther stated that he cleaned her house i n exchange l o i &0'&d
                        he
          'anyth~ng found on the floor." the probable cause read.
             Pol~cewenl to Killebrew's home on March 23. His mother told
   ;      police hat K~llebrewwas acting crazy when he came home on
          March 22 and that her son had said Grady gave him some per-
   ' sonal propeny for cleaning her house. Detectives obtained a
   i search warrant and found Gradfs belongings; police then arrest.
   i ed ffillebrew
  I         The murder and criminal deviate condud charges were filed
         alter police rece~vedthe results o l the autopsy. The coroner is
         dwaiting the resulk of other tests, and police are ralking to any-
   : one who had contact with Grady and/or Killebrew in the days
  I before Gradv's death.
;1          According to Pollce cap^ jack Adams. Killebrew "does have pri.
 ;
: ors. He:. presently on probation for ossession of cocaine."
:           The probable cause affidavit ends py LL Edington reporting that
  : Killebrrw was becominp, aroused as he described the evenls that
         led to Crady's death.
..          Killebrew is being held without bond in h e Howard County Crim.
  i inal lustice Center and is sheduled to aowar for his initial hearina
: in the jail's courtroom on Wednesday.
:'              Fipps can be reached via @-maila; ~pps@ktonlim.mm.             -      1

								
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