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Woman arrested for beating death of Louisville man

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Mickel Kimbley Mickel Kimbley
Jennifer Hack and Darrell Bryan (Source: LMDC) Jennifer Hack and Darrell Bryan (Source: LMDC)
Police on the scene where the beating occurred. Police on the scene where the beating occurred.
Shawn Grad Shawn Grad

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A woman is behind bars charged in the beating death of a Louisville man. Police said a man will also face a murder charge in the death of Mickel Kimbley, 26.

"I would ask why, I would ask why," said Shawn Grady, victim's stepfather.

It's a simple question Shawn and Erica Grady said keeps them up at night wondering why someone would beat their son so badly.

Days after he was found beaten his family had to make the heartbreaking decision to take him off life support.

"Nobody deserves to be beat down like that and left for dead," said Erica Grady, victim's mother. 

Back on October 13, Kimbley was found unrecognizable barely alive near 24th and West Main Streets. With no early arrests, Shawn Grady started to do his own investigation, "A lot of the names that I was getting, the detectives were also getting the same thing."

Nearly four weeks later, there's a break. "When the detective called me last night, I cried, but it was tears of joy, so it will help a lot, but it will bring some closure, but it won't bring my son back," said Grady.

Louisville Metro Police arrested Jennifer Hack, 28, of Floyds Knobs and charged her with murder. Police said another suspect, Darrell Bryan, will also be charged with murder. He is currently being held in the Floyd County Jail on unrelated charges.

Police said Bryan admitted to the crime and apparently to other people as well. "It was said that the guy said that he was over in Portland running around bragging about it saying it felt so good that he probably would try it again the following weekend after he did this to my son," said Grady.

While neither the victim or the suspects have a clean criminal history, it is still unclear what the motive was.

As if the beating wasn't enough, police said Bryan went back to the scene, had the victim's car towed and then sold it for scrap.

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