- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) - A man who shot at four Kentucky Department of Corrections Probation and Parole officers, injuring one, has been found guilty of attempted murder.

WYMT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1umKry7) a Knott County jury pronounced the verdict on Friday in the case of Rocky Wicker Sr. Wicker also was found guilty of one count of attempted manslaughter and two counts of wanton endangerment in the 2013 shooting.

Wicker shot at the officers when they came to his home in the Mousie community to look for his wanted son.

Wicker testified that he thought the officers were bounty hunters who were going to kill his son. He claimed the officers shot first and he was only protecting himself.

Prosecutors said Wicker was trying to shield his son from law enforcement.

They have recommended a 17-year-sentence.


Information from: WYMT-TV, https://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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