Man Accused Of Killing Carter County Family Appears In Court

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A man accused of killing a Carter County family is in court fighting for a lower bond.

Robert Drown, Jr. faces three counts of murder.

Police say Drown killed Jennifer Ison and her two daughters, ten-year-old Shanna and three-year old Marissa.

Police say he then set their home on fire.

He's pleaded not guilty to the crimes.

Drown appeared in court today, where a judge heard testimony from a State Police Arson Investigator and a State Police Detective.

Both men testified to evidence found at the crime scene, as well as evidence found during examination of the victims bodies.

Drown's bond request was denied.

A pre-trial hearing was set for December 17th.

Officials say Drown will not go to trial until the summer of 2008.

Prosecutors have said they intend to seek the death penalty against Drown if convicted.


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  • by Brenda Location: Morehead on Oct 18, 2009 at 06:41 PM
    This is in response to Jennifer's sister. I remember you girls when you were really small. Your dad used to bring you to his sister Clara's house occassionally and you would play with my children. I used to date your Aunt's son Ezra and it broke my heart when I heard this on the news. How could anyone do such a vile thing to a family and then just leave as if it were nothing? Everytime I see your dad or any of your family on the news my heart bleeds for you. There is no way that I could possibly know what you are going through. People say all the time I know how you feel but they don't have a clue. Even if they've gone through something similar, it's not the same as what you are dealing with. My prayers are with you and your family. Justice can not come swift enough in this case. Jenny's little one reminds me of my grandaughter. That beautiful smile, eyes & red hair. I'll bet she had the temper to go with it too. My little one does. God Bless you as you deal with this.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2007 at 10:43 PM
    This was my sister and niece's. I pray to god everyday that this sick man stay's in jail so he can't do this to someone else. Also I pray that he gets what he deservies the death sentence. He has put my family through !!!! They fell victim to this monster. Just like other people have. I pray for these people. To find peace but I know hard it is. He took away the family that I LOVE and left us with empty hart's and wondering why this happened? He will get what he deseveres in time. Thank God for the State Police And all of the other's who worked this case. They did a great job. I hope and pray no one else has to go through what my family has. Sister of the victims

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