A Rowan County jury has begun deliberations in the murder trial of Randy Parmley, 42, of Ashland.

Parmley is accused of murder in the death of Kenneth Fulton, 42, on April 10, 2017, at Fulton’s home on Leaning Tree Way, just north of the I-64 Farmers/Sharkey interchange.

Kentucky State Police said Parmley went to the home to confront his wife about why she was at Fulton’s home. The two men began fighting and authorities said Parmley shot Fulton twice. Parmley says Fulton threatened his life.

The jury began deliberating at 3:45 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in the four-day trial.

The defense argued that Parmley feared for his life because Fulton had a weapon and said he was going to kill Parmley.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Ronnie Goldy said in closing arguments that Parmley never saw a gun and that he gave conflicting stories about what happened that night.

Parmley could be found innocent, or guilty of murder, first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter or reckless homicide.

See more coverage later online and in Wednesday’s print edition.

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