Prosecutors to seek death penalty against woman charged with killing family
WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WDKY) - The Commonwealth Attorney's Office says prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Courtney Taylor.
Kentucky State Police say Taylor shot and killed her husband Larry and her two teen daughters, Jolie and Jessie, on Friday, Jan. 13. Police say she also raised a gun at two Whitley County sheriff's deputies when they entered her home.
Taylor pleaded not guilty during her circuit court arraignment to three counts of murder and two counts of wanton endangerment.
Back in February, a detective testified that Taylor told them she shot her husband after he depleted a cash settlement of more than $264,000 she had deposited in June.