Grand jury indicts triple murder suspect, prosecutor plans to seek death penalty

By  | 

LESLIE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Leslie County grand jury indicted Paul Douglas Sizemore Wednesday afternoon.

Police said he killed Chad, Norma and Larry Bowling last week and tried to kill a state trooper.

The jury returned an indictment for 16 counts against Sizemore. The charges include three counts of murder, tampering with physical evidence, wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, fleeing and evading police on foot and two counts of criminal attempt to commit murder.

The prosecutor, Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Gregory said he intends to file a notice to seek the death penalty within the next five days.

"These charges are of such serious nature against society and heinous that I feel compelled to seek the death penalty," said Gregory.

Now that the indictment has been released, we have learned new information regarding the murder investigation.

According to the court documents released Wednesday, Sizemore killed the three members of the Bowling family with a rifle on Dec. 10. He was allegedly threatening Larry and Norma with his gun while trying to rob them when the shooting happened.

That same day, authorities said Sizemore also tried to kill a man named Justin Gross.

The indictment goes on to state that Sizemore removed shell casings from the scene, stole jewelry and then stole Larry and Norma's Cadillac. This is the car authorities said Sizemore was driving when he crashed into Trooper Ethan Lewis' cruiser.

Sizemore fired his gun at Trooper Lewis and then rammed the Cadillac into Lewis' drivers-side door, police said, before running away from the scene on foot.

Sizemore will be back in court on January 2.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus