Widow wants justice for her husband9:31 am | October 1, 2012
A small banner etched with a “W” now flutters over the once-flattened plants where, nearly a year ago, investigators found the bloody, lifeless body of 55-year-old Larry Whittaker.
It is there where the Carter County Sheriff’s Department began its investigation into the Oct. 17, 2011, death of the 55-year-old man. Originally, Israel Goudy claimed he killed Whittaker in self-defense, but all that changed Sept. 21 when authorities arrested Goudy, charging him with second-degree murder.
The ongoing investigation showed, officials said, not the late-night self-defense Goudy had claimed but, rather, a murder the 32-year-old attempted to cover up by stabbing himself four times to make it seem as if a struggle had ensued that fateful night.