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Man indicted in wife's death, arson

BY CORIANNE EGAN cegan@paducahsun.com

A man accused of shooting his wife before burning their house down with her inside was indicted Friday by a McCracken County grand jury.

Keith Griffith, 55, was arrested Jan. 24, a week after his Reidland home was damaged in a fire and his wife, Julie Griffith, was found dead. McCracken County detectives alleged that Griffith was responsible for her death and the fire. 

Griffith faces charges of murder, first-degree arson, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree animal cruelty.

The Griffiths' Tudor Boulevard home caught fire just after 2 a.m. Jan. 17. Investigators found the body of Julie Griffith inside, along with two dogs. An autopsy showed she had been shot three times before the fire began.

Keith Griffith told police he was in a hotel outside Louisville the night of the fire, but detectives found video showing Griffith leaving the hotel at 11 p.m. and returning about 5:30 a.m. the next day. They also have video from a home surveillance system that shows a vehicle matching Griffith's truck pulling into his neighborhood just before the fire started.

Police are still searching for the weapon - a .45 caliber firearm - and clothing that Griffith was seen wearing when he left the hotel.

Griffith is in the McCracken County Jail on a $1 million bond. He will be arraigned March 26.

Contact Corianne Egan, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8652 or follow @CoriEgan on Twitter.

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