Russell County News-Register

Posted March 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

A mobile home fire late Wednesday night killed a Jabez man in the northeastern portion of the county, according to Russell County Coroner Larry Skaggs.

Skaggs said the victim was identified as Parker G. Cain, age 50.

The Nancy and Faubush Fire Departments were called to the mobile home on McClendon Lane, which is off Richardson Road, late Wednesday night. Because of the location of the fire, departments from three counties responded to the blaze.

Cain was pronounced dead by Skaggs at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday.

He said there has been no determination of a cause of the blaze and that foul play is not suspected at this time. Skaggs also said the blaze happened quick and burned the mobile home to the ground.

The fire is under investigation by KSP Arson Investigator Alex Welsey, KSP Detective Ricky Brooks as well as the Nancy Fire Department.

An autopsy was performed Friday at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Frankfort to determine the cause of Cain’s death, but results on that will take several days, according to Skaggs.


A Russell County woman pled guilty on Wednesday to a charge of criminal attempt to commit murder in Russell Circuit Court.

Pamela Bennett, 52, took the plea bargain offer by Commonwealth Attorney Matthew Leveridge after a jury roll call on Wednesday morning.

Late in 2010, Bennett, and her son, Trevor Bennett, were indicted on charges related to the shooting death of Felicia Eads on November 2, 2010.

Last October, the court’s first attempt to try Bennett was unsuccessful after a jury couldn’t be seated. Trevor Bennett then pled guilty to manslaughter in December 2011 and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Following Bennett’s plea, Leveridge recommended a sentence of 10 years to be served and that Bennett have no contact with the family of Felicia Eads.

Bennett’s sentencing is set for April 23.