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Prosecutors to seek death penalty in quadruple homicide

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Posted at 2:35 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 15:35:55-04

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if a northwest Missouri man is convicted of killing four member of his family.

The Kansas City Star reports a June 1 hearing is scheduled in Platte County Circuit Court for prosecutors to argue for the chance to seek the death penalty against 25-year-old Grayden Lane Denham.

Denham is accused of fatally shooting his grandparents, his sister and a 3-month-old nephew in February 2016. Their bodies were found outside a burning home near Edgerton.

He has pleaded not guilty and is being held in the Platte County under $4 million bond.

Denham was arrested in Seligman, Arizona, where police said he was walking around naked.

Details of what led to the shooting and fire have not been released.