INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (July 15, 2014)-- Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty for one suspect in a quadruple homicide that occurred on South Parker Avenue on February 20.
Police arrested Kenneth Rackemann, 24, Samantha Bradley, 20, Valencia Williams, 21, and Anthony LaRussa, 26, following the fatal shootings of four people inside the southeast side home.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said Tuesday that he will pursue the death penalty for Rackemann's case.
Read the Marion County Prosecutor's request for death sentence here: Kenneth Rackemann death penalty filing
The three co-defendants are charged in the murders and have pending cases now before the court.
Curry lists 12 aggravators in seeking capitol punishment, including murder, robbery and parole violations in the killing of each victim.
The deceased are 21-year-old Hayley Navarra, 22-year-old Kristy Mae Sanchez, 43-year-old Jacob Rodemich and 47-year-old Walter Burnell.
According to court documents, Rackemann fatally shot Burnell, and then stalked everyone else inside the house as he demanded to know where Burnell kept his safe. An informant said Rackemann shot and killed Burnell, Rodemich and Sanchez. He said Williams fatally shot Navarra. The witness told police that Navarra pledged not to say anything about the killings if they let her live; she was shot twice in the head.
Curry said the suspects had several inconsistencies in the suspects' stories when interviewed. Investigators also found forensic evidence linking them to the crime.
The next hearing for all four defendants is scheduled for August 14 at 1:30 p.m.