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Co-worker sought Jennings day of murder
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:04 PM

Cell phone records place Charles R. “Steve” Stephenson's cell phone in the Lawrenceburg-Aurora area the morning and evening of Leigh Jennings' murder, according to testimony Tuesday, May 14, in Dearborn Circuit Court, Lawrenceburg.

Jeffrey Deerhake, a performance engineer for Verizon, testified a call was made from that cell phone number at 9:57 a.m. as well as at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Both calls were routed through a cell tower on the hill near Petersburg, Ky., across from Lawrenceburg, he said. That tower's service area covers just Lawrenceburg and parts of Aurora, he said.

Stephenson, 59, Walton, Ky., is charged with Jennings' murder, believed to have occurred March 29. In recorded interviews with Indiana State Police Det. Terry Rohlfing Saturday, April 7, 2012, Stephenson said his last visit to Jennings' home at 107B Aspen Ridge was Wednesday, March 28. Recordings of three interviews that day and the previous night were entered into evidence.