Deadly home invasion case sent to grand jury

WINCHESTER, KY (AP) - A grand jury will hear a case in which a central Kentucky man is accused of murder and robbery during a home invasion.

Clark County Chief District Judge Earl-Ray Neal waived the case against Aaron Lewis to the grand jury Wednesday after listening to testimony during a preliminary hearing.

Winchester police Capt. James Hall testified that Lewis was charged because his story didn't match evidence in the case.

Hall said police believe Lewis and Demontez Cowherd went to the home of 29-year-old Phillip Howard and tried to rob him, but found Howard armed with a revolver. Hall said Cowherd and Howard died in a shootout and Lewis was injured.

Lewis has denied being in Winchester or knowing Cowherd, but police say cell phone records show otherwise.

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