Family of murdered woman finally has closure

Published: May. 6, 2009 at 11:56 PM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2009 at 11:38 PM CDT
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By Cory Stark - bio | email
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CENTRAL CITY, KY (WFIE) - Corinna Mullen was 22-years-old when she was killed in 1987.

The Central City, Kentucky woman's boyfriend was acquitted two years later.

Then, in 2006, evidence arose that implicated a former local police officer who was also the lead investigator in Mullen's murder, and two other men.

Tuesday, that officer, Billy Fields, and Jeffrey Boyd were found guilty of murder, rape and kidnapping.

A third defendant, Jimmie Dale Cramer, was found guilty of manslaughter, rape and kidnapping.

Wednesday, Corinna Mullen's family feels her killers have finally been brought to justice.

"We had a complete sigh of relief when the guilty verdict came about," Corinna's sister Heather Mullen said.

"More peaceful really, we can get on with life and I won't have to think about this all the time," Corinna's father Claude Mullen said.

The family spoke words of relief after having been through so much the last 22 years, trying to bring justice to the killers of their daughter, sister and mother.

"Through the entire time we stayed optimistic that this verdict would come out and it did," Heather said.

Corinna Mullen died October 2, 1987, leaving her family with the memories of her warm smile and deep blue eyes.

Now those eyes can be seen on Corinna's grand daughter, Aubry who she never met.

"The one person in the world that would have cared more about this little girl other than her mommy and daddy is dead," Corinna's daughter Stephanie Logsdon said.

Stephanie was only two when her mother died.

"I don't have one memory of her, they stole that from me," Stephanie said.

It took a Christian County jury two days to reach the guilty verdict, and that decision brought closure to Corinna's life.

"We looked at the pictures before and we had a lot of sorry in our hearts, and right now we are still sorry that she is gone, but at least we can say we have done this for you," Heather said.

Buried next to Corinna is her mother who died three years before her daughters killers were found guilty, but the family said this is what she always wanted.

"Don't need to be crying about your mother and your sister and the rest of the family who didn't get to see this, because they had the best seat in the house," Heather said.

"I can go to the cemetery," Claude said. "I feel easier about going up there and visiting her grave and my wife's too, knowing we finally got something out of this."

The sentencing for all three is set for June.

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