Media Coverage

If You Are a Suspect: The Dos and Don'ts for Criminal Suspects
5/1/2012
It is a surprising fact that a large volume of people who encounter the police as a suspect talk to the police.  This often results in a confession that dramatically increases the odds of conviction.  MORE

Jerome Simpson indicted on drug charge
1/19/2012
Four months after a package of marijuana was delivered to Jerome Simpson's home, the Bengals wide receiver was indicted on a drug charge Thursday in Kenton County.  MORE

New Kentucky Misdemeanor Law Takes Effect Wednesday
6/6/2011
I think the one thing that it's going to mean is we're going to see an increase in crime." A new Kentucky law to reduce jail overcrowding has a lot of people wondering if it's such a good idea. MORE

Lower bond possible for man charged in fatal wreck
11/9/10
Kenton District Judge Douglas Grothaus said he would take under advisement a request to lower the bond of a 25-year-old Independence man charged with causing a fatal wreck ....MORE

Man pleads guilty to Covington killing
9/30/10
A Cincinnati man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a man during a shootout...MORE

DNA under victim's nails doesn't match defendant
9/21/10
A Kentucky State Police forensic biologist testified Tuesday that DNA found under Amanda Hornsby-Smith's fingernails didn't belong to the man on trial...MORE

Fox News Article
9/20/10
The lawyer for a Kentucky man accused of strangling his wife argued at trial Monday that excessive caffeine from sodas, energy drinks and diet pills left the defendant so sleep-deprived and mentally unstable that he falsely confessed to the killing....MORE

Lawyer: Caffeine Confession False
9/19/10
The trial of a man who claimed he suffered a caffeine-inducted bout of insanity when his wife was strangled went decaffeinated Monday...MORE

CBS News Article
6/20/2010
A Kentucky man accused of strangling his wife is poised to claim excessive caffeine from sodas, energy drinks and diet pills left him so mentally unstable he couldn't have knowingly killed his wife, his lawyer has notified a court...MORE

N.Ky. Man Facing Child Porn Charges
5/20/2009
A Northern Kentucky man and former day care owner is facing federal charges of possessing child pornography... MORE

5/27/2009
A Lakeside Park man who was charged with advertising and possessing child pornography on May 14, until late last year was the owner of a day-care center in Crescent Springs... MORE

Accused Strangler Indicted
5/14/2009
A Dayton man was indicted by a Campbell County grand jury Thursday on one count of murder after his wife was found strangled with an extension cord earlier this month... MORE

Affidavit Sheds Light on Brothel
5/8/2009
A criminal complaint unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court chronicles the federal government's year-long struggle to close a reputed brothel in Florence... MORE

Former Covington City Commission Candidate Stands in Kenton District Court with his Attorney, Shannon D. Sexton
4/29/2009
Covington Commissioner, former longtime city commissioner and one-time commission candidate pleaded guilty in Kenton District Court Wednesday on charges of violating campaign laws... MORE

Former Bong Seller was Sentenced Tuesday to Two Years' Felony Diversion
4/9/2009
A former MainStrasse Village business owner pleaded guilty this week to peddling detoxification products marketed as a way to beat mandatory drug testing... MORE

Wife Found Not Guilty; Jury Agrees With Self-Defense Claim
11/14/2008
A 28-year-old Independence woman will serve no prison time for shooting her husband, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down... MORE

Former Mercer Clerk is Sentenced
10/22/2008
Former Mercer County Clerk Ronnie Compton was sentenced to a year in prison Tuesday, but he won't have to serve it if he pays back about $11,000 and stays out of trouble for five years... MORE

Immigrants' Employers Acquitted
5/31/2008

Zhang Jiu Chen said he was looking forward to clipping out the newspaper article about his acquittal and taping it to the front window of the Asian Buffet restaurant he co-owns in Florence... MORE... PAGE 2

Print Fingers Bosley Burglar
6/2/2006

In the midst of trashing and burglarizing the home of Amy and Bob Bosley a few days after Bosley was killed there last summer, the two thieves stopped for a bite to eat... MORE... PAGE 2

Law Schools: Chase Trial Advocacy Teams Win Kentucky and Ohio
11/29/2005

Chase Trial Advocacy Teams won both the Kentucky and Ohio Mock Trial Competitions held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 10 - 12, 2005 in Lexington and Cleveland, respectively... MORE

Chase Students Compete Nationally
3/30/2005

It's like an episode of "Law & Order." At least, that's how Jay Vaughn, an attorney and one of the coaches of the Chase National Trial Advocacy Team described it... MORE

Contact Attorney Shannon D. Sexton

If you are facing criminal charges or are involved in a criminal investigation, you need a lawyer on your side. Contact my office online or at 859-431-9999 to discuss your case.


The Covington, Kentucky defense firm of Shannon D. Sexton, Attorney at Law, provides criminal defense representation to the people of Kenton County, Campbell County, and Boone County, including the communities of Covington, Dayton, Ludlow, Latonia, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, Villa Hills, Erlanger Crescent Springs, Alexandria, Bellevue, Fort Thomas, Florence, and Highland Heights and students at Northern Kentucky University (NKU).