RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - On Thursday, a man accused of killing three people in Madison County admitted to the murders. In two separate hearings, Matthew Denholm pleaded guilty to the 2010 murders of Sonsoray Warford and Charles Walker and the 2011 murder of Zackary Flower.
In the first hearing, Denholm admitted someone paid him to kidnap Walker. He told a judge he took Walker and Warford to a field, where they were shot and killed. In a second hearing, Denholm admitted he intentionally shot and killed Flower. Flower was murdered inside his Berea apartment. Family members of all three victims say the guilty pleas have been a long time coming.
"We are just thankful that something is finally getting done. We feel like the justice system has come together for us," says Gregory Todd. Sonsoray Warford was his daughter.
"I'm grateful that he pleaded guilty to the horrendous crimes that were done to my son, as well as others," says Laurie Flower. Her son was Zackary Flower.
Denholm will sentenced on October 1 on all three murder charges.