Jury returns verdict in Daviess Co. double murder trial
DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - A jury has found Chase Simmons guilty of two counts of murder and one count of assault.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Bruce Kuegel tells us the jury was given the case around 11 a.m. Friday.
He says they returned the guilty verdicts around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. They then met for penalty recommendation. Around 2 a.m., they recommended a sentence of 60 years.
That’s 30 years for each count of murder and a concurrent five-year sentence on the assault charge.
A judge will give the final sentence at a hearing set for July 27.
The trial was underway all week in Daviess County.
Authorities say at a party in Whitesville in 2019, Simmons shot and killed 16-year-old Amarius Winstead and 18-year-old Jasper Brown. 19-year-old Tyler Glover was also shot but survived.
Simmons was 17 at the time of the shootings.
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