Trial date set for man accused of killing 3 in house fire

Man accused of killing 3 in house fire due in court Friday

EARLE, Ark. (WMC) - A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her son and one other person made a court appearance Friday.

Ezekiel Lindsey’s trial was set for Dec. 9 on three capital murder charges.

Lindsey was arrested two months after the bodies of Kendrick Jones, Chassidy Brown and Josiah Brown were found inside a burning home April 15 in Earle, Arkansas.

Chassidy and Josiah Brown (Source: Family)
Chassidy and Josiah Brown (Source: Family)

A medical examiner said both adults killed in the fire had gunshot wounds, but that Chassidy Brown and her 5-year-old son Josiah both died in the fire.

The state will have 60 days to decide if they will pursue the death penalty for Lindsey.

No one spoke on camera but the families of Jones and Brown agreed they want to see Lindsey sentenced to death.

Man charged with murder after 3 found dead in house fire

Lindsey faced a Crittenden County judge Friday via video conference. The victims’ family members were in the courtroom, some of them wearing shirts honoring their loved ones.

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