Prosecutors to seek death penalty in quadruple murder

PLATTE CITY, Mo. – Court records say prosecutors will seek the death penalty as a northwest Missouri man was convicted for killing four members of his family.

The Kansas City Star reports a 1 June hearing is scheduled in Platte County Circuit Court in the case against the 25-year-old Grayden Lane, Denham.

Denham is accused of fatally shooting his grandparents, his sister and her 3 month old son in February. Their bodies were found outside a burning house in the near Edgerton.

He pleaded not guilty and is being held in the Platte County Detention Center. Bond is set at $4 million.

Denham was arrested in Seligman, Arizona, where police said he walked around naked. He is also accused of arson and animal cruelty for shooting a dog.

Details of the events prior to the shooting and the fire is not to be released.


Information from: The Kansas City Star,

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