Three Kentucky men are in jail this afternoon charged with murder.  Officials with the state police report the trio killed 45-year old Billy Ray Lawson of Williamsburg.

Lawson’s body was found barely inside the Whitley County line on Monday morning.  Jordan Miracle along with twins Jamie and Larry Muse were booked into the Whitley County Detention Center on murder charges earlier today.

Kentucky law enforcement was alerted to the incident just before noon on Monday.  Officers from the Jellico Police Department secured the scene, a red building, reportedly a game room of Lawson’s.  It sits on a hill a stone’s throw from the Tennessee state line.

According to Kentucky State Police, Lawson died of multiple stab wounds.  A kitchen knife was recovered from one of the suspects’ cars.  Police learned from Miracle that the trio stole money from Lawson stabbing him to death during the robbery.

All three are charged with murder, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

The investigation continues.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/12/2019-5:30PM)