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Former Deputy Clay Cable looks at the writing samples he provided Kentucky State Police and confirms that he wrote them.

“Not guilty.”

After hearing those words, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman began to cry into the arms of his attorney, J. Guthrie True.

More than two years after his indictment and more than three years after the investigation began, Kinman was finally “free to go.”

A jury of eight men and four women found Kinman not guilty Dec. 2, of tampering with physical evidence, specifically a KSP 41 or chain of custody form in Marcell Hankins’ case.