Regional
8:01 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Rape Charge Added in Case of Russell County Jogger's Death

A south-central Kentucky grand jury has added rape to the charges facing a man accused of killing a pregnant runner in June. Kentucky State Police said Wednesday that a Russell County grand jury indicted 28-year-old Christopher W. Allman. He was charged earlier with murder, fetal homicide, kidnapping, robbery and tampering with physical evidence in the June 14 death of 31-year-old Sarah B. Hart.

Police have accused Allman of strangling Hart, who was pregnant with her fourth child, and trying to hide her body in a field near U.S. 127 in Jamestown.

Allman has pleaded not guilty. Information about his attorney was not available from the jail Wednesday night.

The prosecutor has indicated he will seek the death penalty in the case.