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UPDATE: DA will not pursue death penalty in Lookout Valley triple murders

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Skyler Allen & Derek Morse in court Tuesday. WRCBtv.com photo Skyler Allen & Derek Morse in court Tuesday. WRCBtv.com photo

UPDATE: The death penalty will not be pursued in the Lookout Valley triple murder case that has made headlines in our area since this spring.
 
District Attorney Neal Pinkston will seek life without parole for the two older suspects, Derek Morse and Skyler Allen. Both men are charged with three counts of criminal homicide.      
 
Jacob Allison, 16, is charged with murder and attempted murder. Allison is considered an adult by the legal system, but was not listed on Tuesday's file.
 
Police say the trio shot and killed three people outside an RV on Kelly's Ferry Rd. on April 9th.

A 16-year old survived. He was shot five times and claims Derek Morse as the main trigger-man.


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Jacob Allison, who was 15 at the time of his arrest, is charged with 3 counts of 1st degree murder and and a fourth count of attempted murder.

On April 9, 2014, three people were shot and killed in what may have been  a dispute over money.

One victim survived the shooting spree that claimed three lives; 53-year-old John Lang, 29-year-old Caleb Boozer and 24-year-old Jon Morris died at the scene.

Allison is being held on a $525,000 bond.

The case has been sent to Hamilton County Grand Jury.

Other suspects that have been arrested are Skyler H. Allen and Derek Morse, both adults.

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