Prosecutors to seek death penalty against man, woman charged in triple slaying

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INEZ, Kentucky — Prosecutors in eastern Kentucky say they plan to seek the death penalty in a triple slaying.

Jack D. Smith and Amanda Bowen are charged with murder and robbery in the deaths of two women and a young girl who were found in the ruins of a house fire in Inez. Autopsy results found that 46-year-old Cainie Johnson Jr., 42-year-old Tina Yvonne Goble, and her granddaughter, 8-year-old Trinity Janae Maynard, died before the blaze was set. All three were shot and stabbed.

Police said in an arrest warrant that Smith and Bowen took items from the home including medication and jewelry.

Smith and Bowen have pleaded not guilty in the case.

WYMT-TV ( reports prosecutors said in a filing notice that they would seek the death penalty due to aggravating circumstances.

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