Bramblett to remain in jail

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

Keith Bramblett will not taste freedom, at least for another 10 years.
Bramblett admitted to murdering Lawanda Sue Raines in 1989 and hiding her body near the Grant/Owen county line. It took 12 years for him to confess and to show her family where he buried her body under a pile of rocks off Ky. 22.
On Jan. 14, Bramblett had his first hearing before the Kentucky Parole Board, and Raines’ family including her daughter, Summer Raines Nickell, who was only 2 years old at the time of her mother’s disappearance, attended the hearing and spoke against Bramblett being released from prison.
Bramblett was sentenced to 40 years in prison, with his first time being eligible for parole coming in 2013.
Raines’s family started petition drives, which they presented at the hearing.
The parole board gave Bramblett a 120 month deferment, making him ineligible for parole until 3-1-2023.
“Twelve years went by fast, so my goal is to see that she gets justice,” Nickell said.
“It’s like she’s dying over and over and it’s not fair for us to have to relive it.”