Man who killed woman and dumped her body along KY-80 released from prison

November 14, 2017

A man who killed an Eastern Kentucky woman and dumped her body along the highway is now a free man.

Gary Ward pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2015.

Ward admitted to killing Christina Barnett and dumping her body along Highway 80 in Knott County. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Including time served prior to his conviction, Ward spent four years and nine days behind bars.

He will spend the next eight months under the supervision of Probation and Parole officers.