Suspect in Winchester double murder claims innocence

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man charged in connection to a Winchester double murder is speaking out from jail.

Brian McIntosh is charged with hindering the arrest of one of the other suspects in the case.

He tells ABC 36 he is innocent.

He is accused of hindering the arrest of Matthew Carmen, one of the suspects in the early November shooting deaths of Adriana Castro and Kayla Holland.

Carmen is one of four accused of firing the fatal gunshots. Police say McIntosh and Jessica Burton hindered Carmen’s arrest by knowingly letting him stay at their house.

In jail Thursday, McIntosh told ABC 36 he has met Carmen, but did not help hide him. He says his brother-in-law just got out of jail and has been living at his house.

According to McIntosh, Carmen is his brother-in-law’s friend. He says Carmen showered at his house, but he did not know.

He says he was in Breathitt County, helping his brother and mom.

As proof, he says there is a stop at a gas station and a call he made from a Breathitt County number.

“This is a very serious case. A very serious matter. Two teens who didn’t deserve to die, but there was nothing I could do to prevent that. There was nothing I did to cause that. Why am I in here?” McIntosh asked.

He says he found out he had been indicted last week, but did not turn himself in until Wednesday night. He says that is because he wanted to keep his family safe.

“I’m the only one that they have. I’m the only source of income. The apartment is in my name. We pay every week. I had to make sure they were okay. I wasn’t running,” McIntosh said.

He says he does not want to be in jail for something he did not do, especially because his first child is due next month.

“You can keep me in here as long as you want. I don’t care. Let me out to see my daughter be born. That’s it. It’s my first and only child,” McIntosh said.

There are now eight people charged in the case. Four are accused with firing the shots, two with hiding Carmen, one with driving suspects to the scene, and another with tampering with evidence.

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