Facts of the Crime:
Was sentenced to death on July 28, 2006 in Floyd County for Burglary I, Wanton Engangerment in the First Degree and the Murder of Bettina Hunt, his estranged wife. On November 30, 2004 when the officers arrived at the scene they found the body of Bettina Hunt with bullet wounds to the arms, cheek area of the face, and a wound between the bridge of her nose and left eye. The victim’s infant granddaughter was also in the home. The victim was pronounced dead at the residence. Troopers were advised that Bettina Hunt’s estranged husband was involved in a one-vehicle accident approximately 200 feet from the residence.
Upon further investigation and collection of evidence, James Hunt was lodged in the Pike County Detention Center charged with Murder. Trial began on May 15, 2006. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty to Murder, Burglary, Burglary First Degree, and Wanton Endangerment First Degree. Hunt was sentenced to death on the murder charge. Hunt consented to allow the court to sentence him on the remaining charges.