Third suspect pleads guilty in connection to fatal S. Ind. house fire

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by WHAS11.com

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Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 21 at 7:05 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The third and final suspect charged in connection to a New Albany house fire that killed three children has now pleaded guilty.

Kylie Jenks was in court on Monday, July 21, and plead guilty.

Police said she was in the car with her boyfriend, Cody Cashion, when he fired a flare into the home in January 2014.

Jenks will face a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison.

“The evidence that we have and the reason why I brought this plea is that these individuals knew they were going to shoot this flare gun,” Steve Owen, the prosecutor, said. “They were getting back at the individual who was supposed to be in that house.”

Three young siblings who were staying at the house were killed.

A fourth child, Tat’yana Hughes, survived but was seriously hurt.

“If twenty years is the maximum sentence then I pray to God she gets that; of course we wish it was more, we wish it was a life sentence which is what we've been given,” Marie Clark, the victims’ grandmother said.

Cody Cashion pleaded guilty this past Friday. A third suspect, Shelby Makowsky, has also pleaded guilty.
 

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