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CADIZ, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky woman told police she
pretended to be dead after she was raped and stabbed in an attack
that left three of her children dead and her house in flames,
according to a police affidavit unsealed in court Friday.
The 66 unsealed pages include search warrants and affidavits,
giving a gruesome account of what happened during the attack at the
family's home in the Roaring Spring community near Fort Campbell on
Police have charged 36-year-old Kevin Wayne Dunlap of
Hopkinsville with three counts of murder, kidnapping, rape,
attempted murder, burglary and tampering with physical evidence.
Court documents say the woman told police a man carrying a black
handgun and zipties approached her while she was doing yard work.
She said her assailant was wearing a blue polo, jeans and white
Reebok tennis shoes. The woman was forced inside and raped.
The mother told police she "pretended to play dead" in hopes
the assailant would leave, court records say. A fire set in the the
home prompted her to run out the back door, where she fell into the
Police have said the mother identified Jones as the attacker
from a photo.
Dunlap's attorney, James Gibson, declined to comment on the
court documents Friday but said Dunlap plans to plead not guilty.
He remains in jail without bond.
The Associated Press has previously identified the mother, but
is no longer naming her because authorities now say she was
sexually assaulted. The AP generally does not identify victims of
The unsealed records also detail dozens of items police took
from Dunlap's home and truck, including a pair of Reebok tennis
shoes with blood and ash on the sole, four DirectTV shirts, knives,
guns and zipties.
The bodies of a 17-year-old girl, 14 year-old girl and
5-year-old boy were found in separate rooms of the house. Police
said they were bound with white zipties and gagged, and all had
stab and slash wounds.