Man Charged With Murder Of Kidnapped Five Year Old

Sep 12, 2017

A Kentucky man arrested for kidnapping a woman and throwing her off a cliff has now been charged with the murder of her 5-year-old son.

Kentucky State Police say they have charged Lonnie Belt with murder in connection with the death of James Spoonamore. Belt was already facing charges of kidnapping, assault and tampering with evidence related to the attack on Jessica Durham, Spoonamore's mother.

Durham survived the attack and is recovering at a hospital in Lexington. Police found Spoonamore's body on Monday in Jackson County, about a half-mile from where Durham had been located.