Police: Letcher man tried to shoot, kill mother

A Letcher County man is facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly trying to shoot and kill his mother.

According to court documents, James Seth Cornett, 19, of Wild Flower Lane, Thornton, was arrested Monday by Kentucky State Police. According to a warrant filed for Cornett’s arrest, Cornett, on Sunday, shoved his mother against a car and punched her, knocking her to the ground and causing injury to her.

According to the warrant, James Cornett also attempted to shoot his mother, firing three shots with the intention of killing her.

Cornett, the warrant said, also drove a side-by-side UTV through a white picket fence in three locations causing more than $1,000 in damage.

Cornett was charged by Kentucky State Police with misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief, as well as felony counts of criminal mischief and attempted murder with a domestic violence aggravator.

As of this publishing, James Cornett remainedlodged in the Letcher County Jail.

  • Seth cornett didnt try to kill his mother it was his step mom . I am his his real true blooded mom. So I’d appreciate it if everyone would stop saying that was his mother because she is only his step mom.

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