Pictured: Katelan Null
Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden says that a woman involved in the shooting death of a Newark man on Zion Rd. in Kimbolton in August of 2020, was convicted last week following a four day jury trial in the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court. Katelan Marie Null age 27 of Mt. Vernon, was convicted Thursday afternoon following a jury deliberation, of Complicity to Murder, Complicity to Involuntary Manslaughter and Complicity to Felonious Assault. Null is facing 15 years to life in prison and will be sentenced by Guernsey County Common Pleas Court Judge Daniel G. Padden on Wednesday May 12th at 3:00 p.m.
Sheriff Paden said that his Communications Division received a 9-1-1 call from a female shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning August 23, 2020 reporting that her friend Alexander Anderson age 32 of Newark had just been shot was lost in Northern rural Guernsey County. 9-1-1 operators were able to use the enhanced 9-1-1 system to determine the callers exact location and sent deputies to her. When deputies arrived on scene, they located Anderson deceased.
Sheriff Paden was quick to praise his Investigations Division, lead by Lieutenant Sam Williams and Sgt. Bill Patterson for their efforts and hard work in this case as well as the diligent trial presentation of Prosecutor Lindsey Angler and Assistant Prosecutor Kent Biegler in bringing this case to a successful conclusion. Sheriff Paden also thanked the victim advocates of the Haven of Hope for all of their assistance throughout the case.
Lt. Williams said ” These cases are always extremely difficult for everyone involved, especially for the surviving family members that are subjected to reliving the tragic events that led to the death of their loved ones. I hope that with this conviction, it allows for a little peace for the family as they continue to move forward.” Lt. Williams also added that ” This was a total team effort from the 9-1-1 operators in the Communications Center, responding deputies and Crime Scene Agents from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification to the Prosecutors.”