BREAKING NEWS: Dunlap sentenced to death
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Feb 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SMITHLAND - After almost three hours of deliberation, a jury sentenced Kevin Wayne Dunlap to the death penalty on all three capital murder and all three capital kidnapping charges Wednesday afternoon.

Dunlap plead guilty on Feb. 9 to all 14 charges springing from the Oct. 15, 2008, Roaring Springs triple murder case, wherein he raped and tried to kill Kristy Frensley, killed her three children and burned their house down.

Trigg County Commonwealth's Attorney G.L. Ovey said in his closing statement that if ever there was a crime that deserved the death penalty, the murders of Kayla Elayne Williams, 17, Kortney Lan Frensley, 14, and Ethan Zane Frensley, 5, would be it.

Dunlap's defense attorney James Gibson said he would be for the death penalty if it would bring the victims back to to life. He also reiterated what he first said in his opening statement when he asked the jury to give Dunlap life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Dunlap has waived his right for a jury to sentence him for the other charges, so the court will decide his sentence for those charges at a sentencing hearing at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 19, at Livingston County Courthouse.

For the full, updated story, check out the Wednesday, March 3, edition of the Cadiz Record.
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