Majestic View Walk homicide investigation

Jessica HoskinsSeptember 1 update

Lexington Police has charged two people in connection with a murder that happened on Majestic View Walk. Dalton Carpenter and his girlfriend Jessica Hoskins, both age 19, are each charged with auto theft. Carpenter also has active warrants for Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence that will be served today.

Hoskins lived at a home in Lexington where a woman was found deceased Monday morning.

The investigation found that Hoskins and Carpenter were involved in an altercation with the victim. Carpenter is accused of causing traumatic injuries to the victim, killing her. The two suspects fled to Manchester, Kentucky, where they were found in possession of the victim’s vehicle.

Dalton CarpenterThe Manchester Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Office assisted Lexington Police in this investigation.

Carpenter and Hoskins are currently lodged in the Clay County Detention Center.


The Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred on Majestic View Walk.

Around 9:30 a.m. Monday, August 31, officers responded to a residence on Majestic View where the 56-year-old female homeowner was found deceased. The circumstances surrounding the victim’s death are suspicious.

Investigators are currently following up on leads in this case and believe this was an isolated incident in which the victim possibly knew her attacker.

The victim’s name will be released by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at, or through the P3 tips app available at