Trial underway in double murder of Daviess Co. teens

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Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 2:01 PM CDT
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DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - The trial is underway for the man who was 17 at the time of a double murder in Daviess County.

Chase Simmons is charged with murder and assault in the deaths of 16-year-old Amarius Winstead and 18-year-old Jasper Brown.

Deputies say a third victim, 19-year-old Tyler Glover, was also shot. He survived.

The deadly shootings happened at a party in Whitesville in June of 2019.

Officials say about 75 people were at the party on Crisp Road.

The trial began Monday. On Wednesday, the prosecution called several witnesses who were in a car heading to that party.

They say those four girls in the car received a call from Chase Simmons after he allegedly shot the two victims. Four girls were cross examined, along with a man who was with Simmons the day before he was arrested, a DNA specialist from KSP, a representative from AT&T, and a member of the FBI who specializes in locating phone calls.

The judge promised the jury that he would work to make this a speedy trial, but it is expected to last all week.

We’ll keep you posted as the trial continues.

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