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Kentucky lawyer arrested on charges of murdering his wife and tampering with evidence

Donald K. Deskins was arrested and accused of murdering his wife more than two years ago, according to court documents.

A Kentucky city prosecutor was arrested over two years after the death of his wife and accused of murdering her, according to court documents.

Donald K. Deskins, who is listed online as an Elkhorn City attorney, is also accused of tampering with evidence on two occasions in apparent attempts to cover-up his alleged crime.

Deskins is accused of causing blunt force trauma to his wife, Judith Dawn Reynold Deskins, on April 24, 2021, "with the intent to cause her death," according to an indictment filed Aug. 30. A grand jury has since charged him with murder in the course of domestic violence.

Deskins is also accused of tampering with physical evidence on the day his wife died, "when he destroyed, mutilated, concealed, removed or altered physical evidence" at her home. He is accused of tampering with evidence again on July 28, 2021, when he gave his laptop to officials to use in the investigation of her death.

He was booked into the Pike County Jail on Aug. 31, over two years after his wife died.

It's not clear whether Deskins has an attorney.