Attorneys argue over interview in triple slaying

SMITHLAND, Ky. (AP) - A judge has asked attorneys to file more briefs before ruling whether a police interview with a triple slaying suspect is admissible at trial.

The case involves Kevin Wayne Dunlap, who is charged with killing three children and trying to kill their mother last Oct. 15 in Trigg County.

The Kentucky New Era of Hopkinsville reports that Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall said prosecutor G.L. Ovey should file a brief by early next month, with a response to follow by defense attorney James Gibson. Prosecutors want to use the interview during the trial. The defense is seeking to exclude it.

Police allege Dunlap stabbed three siblings to death, injured and sexually assaulted their mother and burned their house.

Dunlap has pleaded not guilty. His trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 9 in Smithland.

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