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Stabbing victims remembered

Stabbing victims remembered

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:29 pm
By: AP

  CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — The mother of two teenage girls and their little brother was brought in a wheelchair to view their caskets at the end of their funeral in western Kentucky.

The 17- and 14-year-old girls and 5-year-old boy were stabbed and slashed in their home in rural Trigg County and found Oct. 15.

The Paducah Sun reported that a statement from the mother was read and distributed Wednesday at the funeral, attended by about 650 people at Trigg County High School gymnasium. The woman, who was released from the hospital to attend the service, said she wanted justice but was not hate-filled or bitter.

Police have charged 36-year-old Kevin Wayne Dunlap of Hopkinsville with three counts of capital murder, kidnapping, rape, attempted murder, burglary and tampering with physical evidence in the case.

The Associated Press has previously identified the family, but is no longer naming them because authorities say the mother was sexually assaulted. The AP generally does not identify victims of sexual assault.

Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com
Published in The Messenger 10.30.08

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