NO TRIAL FOR MOM WHO SHOT ALLEGED MOLESTER (Grand Jury Refuses To Indict)
Larry Howell, of Erlanger, Ky., has been charged with nine counts of sodomy. Investigators believe he molested as many as 20 boys between the ages of 12 and 15. He allegedly lured children to his home with gifts and money in exchange for sexual favors. Two days after his arrest on November 30, 2001, a woman shot Howell in the groin, just moments after he was released from jail on bond. Howell allegedly molested the woman son. The woman admitted to the shooting in court but will not go to trial. After the shooting, parents in the community rallied their support behind the woman and raised money to bail her out of prison.