Connie was taken from us while crossing the street, early in the morning on Sunday, April 13, 2008. She was taken to the hospital at around 2:30am, where they worked on her for about 2 hours before it was determined that they couldn’t save her. We miss her dearly, and life will never be the same without her.
To help us celebrate Connie’s life, and express how much we will miss her, there was a viewing and funeral, held in Park City, UT, as well as a memorial service held at the University of Kentucky. The viewing was held at the Park City Community Church, on Thursday, April 17th. The funeral was also held at the Park City Community Church, on the following day, Friday, April 18th, with the burial following immediately after, at the Park City Cemetery.
Shannon Houser Trial & Sentencing
Shannon Houser was arrested following the death of Connie Blount on April 13th, 2008. He appeared in court on February 2, 2009 in the Fayette Circuit Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Houser began to plead guilty, but then changed his mind and plead not guilty to the charges of leaving the scene of an accident, tampering with evidence, and possession of marijuana.
Connie’s father, Jack Blount was in Lexington, Kentucky to attend the trial. While he was in town, an informal gathering was held at the Baptist Student Center on Monday, February 2nd, 2009. The Blount family has appreciated the outpouring of love and support from friends, teachers, and the community since Connie’s death and many stopped by to visit with Jack during this time. On February 5th, 2009, after three full days testimony, the jury found Shannon Houser guilty on the charges of tampering with evidence and leaving the scene.
On March 20th, 2009, Shannon Houser was sentenced to 5 years in prison, the maximum penalty the judge could impose. On November 2, 2009, Jack returned to Kentucky to attend Shannon Houser’s parole hearing. The parole board decided Shannon Houser must “Serve Out”, which means he must spend the balance of his sentence incarcerated. In Fall 2011, he was released from prison. Houser also appealed his conviction and it was upheld.
Guestbook and other Memories
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Also, please email email@example.com with any pictures, stories, or other memories of Connie that you would like to share with the family.