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Man pleads guilty in 2014 quadruple homicide

Man pleads guilty in 2014 quadruple homicide
Posted at 9:58 AM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 12:46:10-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The suspect in a 2014 quadruple homicide pleaded guilty to the crimes, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday morning.

Kenneth Rackemann pleaded guilty to killing Walter Burnell, Jacob Rodemich, Kristy Sanchez and Hayley Navarro on Feb. 20, 2014 in the 3400 block of South Parker Avenue.

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He will serve four consecutive life sentences without the chance of parole, as well as 20 more years for a robbery charge.

"Kenneth Rackemann will spend the rest of his life in prison under this sentence," Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said in a statement. "Whether achieved by jury verdict or admission of guilt, holding a criminal responsible for his or her actions is the justice we seek for every crime victim in Marion County, just as Rackemann has been held accountable for these homicides."

Rackemann is one of four people believed to have conspired to rob Burnell, but the four people were killed during the robbery.

He had previously backed out of a similar plea deal offered by the prosecutors in December 2014.

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Before Rackemann accepted this plea agreement, a prosecutor had filed a request for the death penalty.


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