Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Indictments Returned in Jessica Currin Murder Case

Press Release Date:  Friday, March 30, 2007  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  


Attorney General Greg Stumbo today announces that a Graves County Grand Jury has returned indictments against five individuals in the July 30, 2000 Graves County murder of 18-year-old Jessica Currin of Mayfield.

Last weekend, March 24-25, 2007, a joint investigation by Kentucky State Police (KSP) and Kentucky Bureau of Investigation (KBI) resulted in the arrest of Quincy Omar Cross, Tamara Caldwell and Jeffery Allen Burton.  Doris Victoria Caldwell was arrested on Monday, March 26, 2007 and Vinisha Marie Stubblefield was arrested on March 28, 2007.

On August 2, 2000, the body of Currin was found behind the Mayfield Middle School in Graves County. Her death was classified as a homicide. “Bringing justice to Jessica Currin and her family has been a top priority of my office,” said Attorney General Greg Stumbo, whose office is prosecuting the case. “I commend the joint investigative work of KBI and KSP.”

Today the Graves County Grand Jury returned indictments against the following individuals in the death of Jessica Currin:

  • Quincy Omar Cross, age 31, of Tiptonville, Tennessee is charged by the Graves County Grand Jury with Capital Kidnapping, Capital Murder, Sodomy in the First Degree, Rape in the First Degree, Abuse of a Corpse, Tampering with Physical Evidence, four counts of Intimidating a Participant in the Legal Process and Complicity.
  • Tamara Caldwell, age 27, of Mayfield, Kentucky is charged by the Graves County Grand Jury with Capital Kidnapping, Capital Murder, Sodomy in the First Degree, Rape in the First Degree, Abuse of a Corpse, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Complicity.
  • Jeffery Allen Burton, age 27, of West Paducah, Kentucky is charged by the Graves County Grand Jury with Capital Kidnapping, Capital Murder, Rape in the First Degree, Abuse of a Corpse and two counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence and Complicity.
  • Vinisha Marie Stubblefield, age 23, of Mayfield, Kentucky is charged by the Graves County Grand Jury with Abuse of a Corpse, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Complicity.
  • Doris Victoria Caldwell, age 22, of Mayfield, Kentucky is charged by the Graves County Grand Jury with Abuse of a Corpse, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Complicity.

"This joint effort between KSP and KBI illustrates the effectiveness of teamwork in law enforcement today,” said KSP Commissioner John Adams. “Such cooperation acts as a force multiplier that produces clear results in the daily battle against crime and produces positive benefits to citizens throughout the state."

The investigation is ongoing so no further information can be provided at this time. Charges are merely accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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