Eight people indicted in Winchester double-murder


WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Clark County Grand Jury indicted eight people Thursday in the shooting deaths of two 16-year old girls, according to a report in the Winchester Sun.

The newspaper reports Matthew Carmen, Ronnie Ellis, Denzil Hill and Darian Skinner were each indicted for two counts of murder for the deaths of Adrianna Castro and Kayla Holland on November 10, 2017.

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The report say the four were also indicted for one count of wanton endangerment for allegedly placing three other people in danger.

Mikaela Buford was indicted for two counts of complicity to commit murder and one of complicity to first-degree wanton endangerment, according to the newspaper.  Police say she drove Hill, Ellis and Skinner to the Washington Street Apartments at 27 East Washington Street.

Carmen, Hill, Skinner, Ellis and Julia Richardson were all charged with tampering with physical evidence for allegedly removing evidence from the scene, according to the newspaper report.

Two new defendants, Brian McIntosh and Jessica Burton, were charged with hindering the apprehension of Matthew Carmen following the shooting, according to the Winchester Sun.

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