Kentucky State Police investigators say it was an autopsy and evidence on the scene that led them to charge two Muhlenberg County residents in the death of their step-father and husband.
As previously reported, 39-year old Joel Allen is charged with murder and 64-year old Deanna Slaton is accused of hindering the investigation. The mother and son took 65-year old Floyd Slaton to Muhlenberg Community Hospital Memorial Day, saying he fell down the stairs and hit his head.
The victim would die before police arrived. KSP Post 2 Public Information Officer Stu Recke says autopsy results were key in the investigation.
Trooper Recke says evidence was also found at the scene that helped confirm police suspicions.
Police are not releasing a possible motive for the beating death.