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Man gets 25 years for murder

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — A Kitts Mill man will spend the next 25 years in prison for the 2013 murder of his co-worker, with whom he was involved in a polyamorous relationship.

Arthur Quigley, 32, pleaded guilty to the murder of Mary Dixon, 40, in January in Greenup County Circuit Court. His sentencing was Wednesday, where he received the maximum penalty.

Quigley must serve at least 21 years in prison before he would be eligible for parole.

Dixon was reported missing by a nephew on June 27, 2013 after she didn’t return to her mother’s home after a shift at Subway restaurant in Russell. Her vehicle was still in the parking lot with her purse still inside.

Dixon’s body was found on June 29 behind Hobby Lobby in the same shopping center.

According to an autopsy report, the main cause of death was blood loss from a cut to Dixon’s throat. She also received blunt force trauma to the head.

According to police reports, Quigley, Dixon and another woman, all employees at Subway, were involved in a three-way relationship.

During an interview, Quigley told the detective he informed Dixon the relationship was “getting to be too much for him to handle” and that it was “killing him and tearing him apart.”

Quigley also said he had recently found some text messages between Dixon and the other woman about their sexual relationship and allegedly told Dixon that he wanted to end the three-way relationship.

According to the report, Quigley said Dixon responded by saying she wanted the other woman more than he did, at which point Quigley said he “lost it.”

During the interview, Quigley admitted to cutting Dixon’s throat with a box cutter that was thrown off the Ironton-Russell Bridge.