Teens Charged in Death of Kentucky Lawmaker Will Not See Additional Punishment

Aug 8, 2012

The  widow of a former legislator who died after breaking up a fight at the southeastern Kentucky high school where he taught says charges against the teens involved in the fight were increased Tuesday but no additional sentence will be imposed. 

Regina Bunch, who was elected to succeed DeWayne Bunch after his injury in April 2011, told WKYT-TV she didn't want the boys to spend life in prison but believes they should serve more time.  Records in juvenile court cases aren't open to the public, and lawyers and court officials will not talk about the matter.

Bunch spent more than a year trying to recover from the head injury he suffered when he was punched and fell to the floor at Whitley County High School, but died in July, leading to the enhanced charges.