Hopkins Co. man pleads guilty to attempted murder - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Hopkins County man says he tried to kill his girlfriend


A Hopkins County man pleads guilty to an array of charges in the shooting of his ex-girlfriend two years ago. That's according to our media partner, the Madisonville Messenger.

29-year-old Kevin Van Buren was charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, tampering with evidence, receiving stolen property and wanton endangerment.

Authorities say, in September 2011, Van Buren broke into the Earlington home of Ciarra Robinson and tried to kill her.

Robinson recovered from her injuries.

Her two young children were home during the attack but were not hurt.

Due to the violent nature of the crimes officials say Van Buren will have to serve 85% of his 15 year sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Formal sentencing is expected on October 7. 

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