MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - A man convicted in two different murders, is now back in Kentucky.
Kent Allen Day was booked into the Hopkins County Jail Wednesday.
Jail officials say he’ll be transported to the Kentucky Prison System to serve his sentence in a 1984 murder case.
Newspaper archives show Day was convicted of killing and raping a speech pathologist from Madisonville named Ann Granstaff. He received a life sentence for the murder and another 300 for the rape.
Before he could serve his sentence in the case, records show he had to serve a sentence in Indiana for the 1984 killing of Michael Spudich in East Chicago.
Newspaper archives show a Branchville Correctional Facility official said Day would have been turned over to Kentucky authorities in 2014.
In 2008, Day, along with another inmate, escaped from Branchville.
A case out of Hopkins County is proving cold cases can be solved, even after 47 years. A Grand Jury indicted a man last week for charges stemming from a 1975 rape case. Melvin Nicholson, Sr. is accused of third-degree rape of a girl under the age of 16. At the time, Nicholson was over 21. In the years after the alleged crime, the case was dismissed in circuit court with the ability to reinstate charges if needed. That opportunity came last year, when it was reopened and investigators were able to obtain biological evidence. If convicted, Nicholson could get 1 to 5 years in prison.
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