Police Officer Nick Houck is under investigation for helping his brother dispose of his murdered girlfriend’s body, and investigators say that forensic evidence ties him to the cover-up. Also, both Nick and his brother Brooks claim that they have temporary amnesia and can’t remember anything that happened during the time of the murder.
According to investigators, traces of blood were found on a blanket and trunk of a Bardstown Police cruiser that was registered to Nick Houck.
Detectives say that Brooks Houck confronted his girlfriend about an affair she was having and ended up killing her, then called his cop brother to help him get rid of the evidence.
During an interview after the murder, detectives told Nick about the case that they had against him.
“We all have times where something just happens. He probably found out that some other police officer or some other person in the town was cracking Crystal, and that very easily could happen … Your brother found out about it, confronted Crystal about it and when he did, he probably tried to maybe do something to her, as far as making her understand that wasn’t going to fly with him. And then after that point, maybe it went just a little bit too far. And when it went a little bit too far, he couldn’t turn back time. And when he couldn’t turn back time, who’s he going to reach out to, but the one person he trusts and knows that will help him out, and that would be you,” they said, attempting to coax a confession out of him.
“Why would your trunk look like a Smurf if they sprayed it? Why would it fluoresce?” one detective asked Nick.
“It lit up like Chernobyl,” he added.
“I don’t have any idea. There shouldn’t be any bodily fluids in the trunk,” Nick replied.
There is also video evidence that shows both of the brothers entering and leaving the family farm just after the murder occurred.
“What we need to know is why you both went down to the farm,” the detective asked Nick.
“I can’t remember,” he replied, adding that “I’m not going to cover something like this up for him. I’m just not that kind of guy. Furthermore, there’s no way he had anything to do with this. If something has happened to her, it wasn’t because of something he did.”
To make matters even more suspicious, Nick agreed to take a polygraph test after the interview but never showed up. Then after he was fired from the police department, he finally did take the test and he failed miserably. Houck was ultimately fired, but he has yet to face any criminal charges.
Below is the interview that Kentucky State Police had with former officer Nick Houck.
‘Our democracy is what’s at stake’: Pelosi shreds Trump in blistering endorsement of impeachment
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday endorsed drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump and made the case that the president's actions made him a threat to American democracy.
During her address, Pelosi explained that the stakes in impeaching Trump were the very foundations of American government.
"Our democracy is at stake," she said. "The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit."
Watch the video below.
"Our democracy is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit ... Today, I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment." pic.twitter.com/5hBqfLMeoU
InfoWars made up lies about Islamic community to help Alex Jones generate more traffic: former writer
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According to Owens, InfoWars initially conducted interviews with people near the community, hoping that they would tell horror stories about a group of militants hellbent on enslaving America under Sharia law. Instead, locals described the people of Islamberg as "kind, generous neighbors." This wasn't a story Alex Jones would have been able to sell to his far-right conspiracy theorist audience — so, Owens said, his team decided to just lie.
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The ad uses footage from the viral video of world leaders at NATO mocking President Donald Trump – a video that upset the American president so greatly he left London early, canceling a press conference and bilateral meeting, to head back to D.C.