Elizabethtown, KY – An Elizabethtown man has been sentenced to life in prison after his conviction in the beating death of a 78 year old minister last December.
It will be at least 20 years before 26 year old Joshua Simmons will be eligible for parole. he was convicted Tuesday of murdering the Reverend James Hornback after breaking into Hornback's home.
Prosecutors said Simmons wanted to steal prescription drugs. Hornback's throat was slashed and he was struck on the head 23 times with a hammer.