Prosecutors to seek death penalty against Platte Co. man for murders of 4 family members
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty if a northwest Missouri man is convicted of killing four members of his family.
Attorneys will present evidence for the death penalty case in a June 1 hearing in Platte County Circuit Court.
Grayden Lane Denham, 25, is accused of fatally shooting his grandparents, his sister and her 3-month-old son in February. Their bodies were found outside a burning home near Edgerton.
He has pleaded not guilty and is being held in Platte County Detention Center. Bond is set at $4 million.
Denham was arrested in Seligman, Arizona, where police said he was walking around naked. He is also charged with arson and animal abuse for shooting a dog.
Details of events preceding the shooting and fire haven’t been released.