Convicted murderer released from prison

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Dale Louis Brown tried in LaRue County for killing, arson

By The Staff

A LaRue County man, sentenced to 200 years for the murder of a Vietnam War veteran in 1988, has been released from prison.

Dale Louis Brown was 29 when he was indicted and convicted for the murder of Jerry Thomas “Pete” Howard, 37.

According to court records, Brown held a grudge against Howard, who lived in a small house near the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Early May 7, 1988, he allegedly shot Howard in the abdomen and set the house on fire. Howard’s body was burned beyond recognition.

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