Kentucky governor signs “Chloe Randolph Act”

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed the “Chloe Randolph Act” into law Friday.

The law provides additional rights and protections for the families of murder victims. It prevents murder suspects from claiming the body of a victim after a crime.

State Senator Robby Mills filed Senate Bill 66, backed by Republican Representative Suzanne Miles and Democratic Representative Rob Wiederstein.

Twenty-year-old Chloe lost her life in a brutal attack in Henderson last year.

Her estranged husband was charged with her murder.

After Chloe’s death, the family tried to get custody of her body, but they couldn’t right away because Kentucky law at the time gave a spouse control of remains even if they’re involved in the death.

Her family took action and called on lawmakers for a change.

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(This story was originally published on April 24, 2020)

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