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‘Everyone has a side to their story’

The woman cleared in the shooting death of a worker at the Shively Animal Clinic is speaking out after no charges were brought against her. On Wednesday, a grand jury chose not to bring charges against the woman, finding that the shooting of 21-year-old old Trent Taylor was in self-defense.The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office said evidence showed Taylor was the initial aggressor against the woman and her spouse back in May at the clinic.WLKY News spoke with the woman Wednesday night, but we are not identifying her since she is not charged in the case.She told us that she feared for her and her wife’s lives and that’s why she shot Taylor.But she wanted the family and the community to hear her side of the story, and says that she regrets what happened .”A lot of sleepless nights, a lot of days where my mind is just jumbled up, a lot of tears. It’s created a barrier within our household relationships. Family, relationships, friends. So it’s just different. It’s hard,” the woman said about how she felt following the shooting.”Everybody has a side to their story. And although something tragic happened, it wasn’t purposeful, it wasn’t premeditated, it wasn’t planned. “I mean, of course, they (the family) don’t have him here anymore, but I don’t want them to hold on to this for the rest of their lives with the understanding that everybody has their story,” she said. The grand jury was asked to review the case and consider charges of second-degree manslaughter and reckless homicide, but they did not return an indictment.

The woman cleared in the shooting death of a worker at the Shively Animal Clinic is speaking out after no charges were brought against her.

On Wednesday, a grand jury chose not to bring charges against the woman, finding that the shooting of 21-year-old Trent Taylor was in self-defense.

The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office said evidence showed Taylor was the initial aggressor against the woman and her spouse back in May at the clinic.

WLKY News spoke with the woman Wednesday night, but we are not identifying her since she is not charged in the case.

She told us that she feared for her and her wife’s lives and that’s why she shot Taylor.

But she wanted the family and the community to hear her side of the story, and says that she regrets what happened.

“A lot of sleepless nights, a lot of days where my mind is just jumbled up, a lot of tears. It’s created a barrier within our household relationships. Family, relationships, friends. So it’s just different. It’s hard,” the woman said about how she felt following the shooting.

“Everybody has a side to their story. And although something tragic happened, it wasn’t purposeful, it wasn’t premeditated, it wasn’t planned. I mean, of course, they (the family) don’t have him here anymore, but I don’t want them to hold on to this for the rest of their lives with the understanding that everybody has their story,” she said.

The grand jury was asked to review the case and consider charges of second-degree manslaughter and reckless homicide, but they did not return an indictment.

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