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Trial Date Set In Child Killings

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A judge has set a trial date for a
western Kentucky man charged in the slayings of three children and
a violent sexual assault on their mother.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Carrie Ovey-Wiggins says Kevin W. Dunlap pleaded not guilty Friday to three counts of murder, one
count of attempted murder, rape and other charges.

Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall set a trial date of Nov. 9, 2009 for
Dunlap.

Prosecutors said they intend to file a notice to seek the death
penalty against Dunlap next week. Dunlap's next court hearing is
Feb. 13.

Dunlap's attorney, James Gibson, declined to comment on the case
Friday.

Police say the mother was raped by an assailant who killed her
three children at their home in the Roaring Spring community near
the Fort Campbell Army post in southern Kentucky.

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