No indictments in Obama effigy case at UK

The Herald-Leader is reporting that a Fayette County grand jury has decided not to indict two men accused of hanging an effigy of President Barack Obama from a tree last year on the campus of the University of Kentucky. 

From the Herald-Leader – 

The grand jury dismissed charges of second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking and disorderly conduct against Hunter Bush, 21, and Joe Fischer, 22, a UK senior, lawyer Fred Peters said Tuesday.

The pair was arrested in late October and told police it was a prank in response to reports that an effigy of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was hung from a home in California.

The incident prompted a strong response from many elected officials in the state.


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