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May 27, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A high school honors student in Union, Ky., killed his parents and two sisters and then calmly went to trigonometry class. He showed the teacher and classmates his gun and surrendered, saying: "I've had a bad day," authorities reported. Clay Shrout, 17, was being held in the Kenton County Jail, charged with four counts of murder.
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June 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
A man charged with child molestation blasted his way into a prosecutor's home, where both men died in a shootout early Monday, hours before they were to face each other in court. Commonwealth's Atty. Fred Capps, 46, was shot multiple times and died at the scene, Kentucky State Police spokesman Jerry Melton said. The gunman, identified as Eddie Vaughn, 49, also was found dead inside the home by state police shortly after 6 a.m., Melton said.
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November 29, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Sympathy poured in from around the world, but in McCracken County, Ky., where three students were killed and five wounded when a ninth-grader opened fire at a high school prayer meeting last Dec. 1, parents of the victims feel forsaken. Even their closest friends "don't know how to deal with it," said Joe James, who lost a daughter, 17-year-old Jessica. The killer, Michael Carneal, 15, pleaded guilty but mentally ill Oct. 5 to charges of murder and attempted murder.
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December 17, 1998 | From Reuters
As some of his victims bore emotional witness, a Kentucky teenager was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for a high school shooting rampage last year that killed three and wounded five. Michael Carneal, 15, who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in October, will be eligible for parole in 25 years. He opened fire on Dec. 1, 1997, on fellow students participating in a morning prayer meeting at Heath High School.
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December 4, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 14-year-old West Paducah, Ky., student may not have acted alone when he shot up a prayer circle in a high school, the sheriff said. Three young girls died and five were wounded after Michael Carneal allegedly opened fire after the prayer meeting in the crowded lobby at Heath High School. Sheriff Frank Augustus acknowledged his theory was based on a "gut feeling" and that no evidence had been found pointing to a conspiracy.
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December 9, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Investigators have failed to flesh out rumors of a wider plot behind last week's high school shootings, although the sheriff said he suspects others knew in advance about the attack. Freshman Michael Carneal, 14, is being held on murder, attempted murder and burglary charges following last week's rampage in which he opened fire on a student prayer group with a semi-automatic handgun, killing three and wounding five.
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April 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least five shots struck a Southeastern Trailways bus as it traveled a route used by strike-plagued Greyhound Bus Lines. No injuries were reported, state police said. A bus on the same route was shot at Saturday, and its driver was wounded. State police said the shooting occurred on Interstate 65 between Upton, Ky., and Sonora, Ky., about 45 miles south of Louisville, Ky., as the bus headed from Nashville to Louisville.
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January 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A lawyer for the 14-year-old boy accused of murdering three classmates in a shooting rampage at his Paducah high school suggested that the teenager may have been mentally impaired. At Michael Carneal's arraignment--his first public appearance since the Dec. 1 shootings--defense attorney Charles Granner told a judge he was "not in a position" to enter a plea on Michael's behalf. Circuit Judge Ron Daniels entered not guilty pleas on charges of murder, attempted murder and burglary.
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December 7, 1997 | From Associated Press
Tearful residents lined the streets Saturday, turning the city's Christmas parade into a mournful tribute to the three teenagers gunned down at Heath High School. The West Paducah school's band marched in silent tribute, each musician holding a white rose in place of an instrument and accompanied only by a drumbeat.
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October 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A teenager who opened fire on a high school prayer circle, killing three fellow students, pleaded guilty but mentally ill and will spend at least 25 years in prison. Michael Adam Carneal, 15, acknowledged carrying out the attack last Dec. 1 at Heath High School in West Paducah, Ky. Five other people were wounded in the rampage.
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November 29, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Sympathy poured in from around the world, but in McCracken County, Ky., where three students were killed and five wounded when a ninth-grader opened fire at a high school prayer meeting last Dec. 1, parents of the victims feel forsaken. Even their closest friends "don't know how to deal with it," said Joe James, who lost a daughter, 17-year-old Jessica. The killer, Michael Carneal, 15, pleaded guilty but mentally ill Oct. 5 to charges of murder and attempted murder.
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October 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A teenager who opened fire on a high school prayer circle, killing three fellow students, pleaded guilty but mentally ill and will spend at least 25 years in prison. Michael Adam Carneal, 15, acknowledged carrying out the attack last Dec. 1 at Heath High School in West Paducah, Ky. Five other people were wounded in the rampage.
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January 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A lawyer for the 14-year-old boy accused of murdering three classmates in a shooting rampage at his Paducah high school suggested that the teenager may have been mentally impaired. At Michael Carneal's arraignment--his first public appearance since the Dec. 1 shootings--defense attorney Charles Granner told a judge he was "not in a position" to enter a plea on Michael's behalf. Circuit Judge Ron Daniels entered not guilty pleas on charges of murder, attempted murder and burglary.
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December 11, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Paducah judge had little choice but to order that a teenager be tried as an adult on charges of gunning down three fellow classmates in a school lobby, lawyers said. Under Kentucky law, anyone at least 14 years old who commits a serious felony using a firearm is considered an adult. Michael Carneal is 14 and used a handgun in the killing of three students Dec. 1, police allege.
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December 9, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Investigators have failed to flesh out rumors of a wider plot behind last week's high school shootings, although the sheriff said he suspects others knew in advance about the attack. Freshman Michael Carneal, 14, is being held on murder, attempted murder and burglary charges following last week's rampage in which he opened fire on a student prayer group with a semi-automatic handgun, killing three and wounding five.
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December 7, 1997 | From Associated Press
Tearful residents lined the streets Saturday, turning the city's Christmas parade into a mournful tribute to the three teenagers gunned down at Heath High School. The West Paducah school's band marched in silent tribute, each musician holding a white rose in place of an instrument and accompanied only by a drumbeat.
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December 17, 1998 | From Reuters
As some of his victims bore emotional witness, a Kentucky teenager was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for a high school shooting rampage last year that killed three and wounded five. Michael Carneal, 15, who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in October, will be eligible for parole in 25 years. He opened fire on Dec. 1, 1997, on fellow students participating in a morning prayer meeting at Heath High School.
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June 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
A man charged with child molestation blasted his way into a prosecutor's home, where both men died in a shootout early Monday, hours before they were to face each other in court. Commonwealth's Atty. Fred Capps, 46, was shot multiple times and died at the scene, Kentucky State Police spokesman Jerry Melton said. The gunman, identified as Eddie Vaughn, 49, also was found dead inside the home by state police shortly after 6 a.m., Melton said.
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December 7, 1997 | From Associated Press
President Clinton described the fatal shootings in a Kentucky school lobby as an "angry wake-up call" and ordered law enforcement and education officials to start work Saturday on an annual report card on school violence. "We know more about the overall patterns of car theft in America than we do about the harm that comes to our children at school," Clinton said in his weekly radio address. "One thing we must do right away is to gain a much clearer view of the problem."
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December 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
Quiet sobs joined the strains of "Amazing Grace" on Friday as thousands of mourners gathered to praise the religious devotion of three girls who were gunned down during a school prayer meeting. Classmates, family and neighbors wept as photographs of Kayce Steger, Nicole Hadley and Jessica James flashed on huge television screens during the joint funeral in the cavernous Bible Baptist Heartland Worship Center.
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