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Man Charged in Girlfriend's Death Appears in Court
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah man charged with the murder of his girlfriend in December was in court Thursday.

The McCracken County Circuit Court Clerk said Judge Tim Kaltenbach set a pretrial hearing for Jamell Diaz for April 26 at 9 a.m.

Diaz is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend, 22-year-old Nikea Cope on Dec. 30 at his Hill Street home.

Police said Diaz admitted to shooting Cope during an argument, but told officers he only intended to scare her.

He faces charges of murder, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, and possession of a handgun by a felon.

Published 10:47 AM, Friday Feb. 19, 2021
Updated 10:50 AM, Friday Feb. 19, 2021

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