The Richmond Register

Local News

June 15, 2012

Berea murder case continued

RICHMOND —  

The case against four defendants allegedly involved in the Nov. 21 shooting death of Zackary Dustin Flower in Berea was continued Thursday in Madison Circuit Court.
A pretrial conference for Matthew Denholm, 27, Ryan Denholm, 30 and Randall J. Burgess, 18, was scheduled for Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.
A pretrial conference for Sherry Lynn Bratten, 31, also charged in connection with the murder, was scheduled for Aug. 2 at 2 p.m.
The four pleaded not guilty in a March arraignment before Judge William G. Clouse.
The Denholm brothers are facing murder charges, along with criminal attempt to commit murder and first-degree burglary, both Class C felonies punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison. If convicted, they could be sentenced to life in prison.
Matthew Denholm is accused of entering the apartment of Flower and Kevin Price on Nov. 21 and shooting the roommates, killing Flower. Price was severely injured during the incident.
Matthew Denholm had been in a fight the night before with two Hispanic males in the parking lot of the Oliver Building in Berea, across from City Hall, according to district court testimony by Berea Police Detective Daniel Brewer. The fight allegedly had been over a tool that was stolen from Matthew Denholm.
Matthew Denholm told the roommates he would be back.
When he returned to the apartment the next morning, Matthew Denholm shot through the victims’ apartment door and then kicked the door open, police said. He allegedly fired two shots at Flower, killing him.
He also fired a shot at Price, who later told police that he saw Matthew Denholm shoot Flower through the wrist and face with a deer rifle.
Matthew Denholm, accompanied by his brother Ryan and Ryan’s girlfriend, Sherry Bratten, then left Madison County and were tracked to Louisville, where they were arrested later that day.
Ryan Denholm is accused of providing his brother with the deer rifle and is charged with murder.

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results