Friend accused of choking Columbus man to death



A Columbus man was killed during a holiday fight with a longtime friend who had been a groomsman at his wedding, police said.

Kentucky State Police said Aaron Adkins, 29, of East County Road 50 in Columbus, died after being choked during an altercation with Charles P. Wilhere, 45, in the early hours of Memorial Day in Ashland, Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Murriell said the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at Wilhere’s residence in Ashland.

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