Teen charged with murder

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By Linda Ireland

A Hodgenville teen has been charged with the murder of a Rowan County man.

Anthony Tyrell “Rell” Paysen, 19, was arrested Thursday, June 26, in Hodgenville, by Kentucky State Police. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center and will be transported to the Rowan County jail.

Also charged with the June 22 murder of Bo Otis, 20, of Morehead, are Marcus Stewart, 19, Jaque Abrams, 19, and Julius “Jubee” Kolowitz, 20, all of Elizabethtown, and Demario Powell, 18, of Morehead.

Kentucky State Police Post 8 in Morehead was notified about 1:20 p.m. June 22, of a disturbance complaint at 50 Rose Road in Morehead. A male subject at the residence dialed 911 after a possible home invasion at the mobile home. Troopers arrived on scene to discover Otis with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. He was later airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, where he succumbed to his injury.

The Morehead News reported that according to court documents, police believe that Paysen was the shooter and that it occurred during the commission of a robbery.

Paysen reportedly shot himself in the hand by accident during the incident and later disposed of the gun.

Kolowitz and Paysen were identified from gas station surveillance videos before and after the incident.

Preliminary hearings are set for July 2 for Kolowitz, Abrams, Stewart and Powell.