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Boone man pleads guilty to killing wife, mother-in-law

By Staff reports

MADISON, W.Va. -- A Boone County man could face life in prison for the slayings of his wife and mother-in-law last May.

Timothy Ray Parsons, 37, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of first-degree murder during a hearing before Boone Circuit Judge William Thompson.

Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Keith Randolph said he will ask for life in prison without mercy when Parsons is sentenced May 1.

Police said Parsons, of Comfort, slit the throats of his wife, Leigh Anne Kinder-Parsons, 35, and his mother-in-law, Gloria Sue Kinder, 62, of Lexington, Ky., on either May 14 and May 15, 2012. Parsons then tied up a young female family member and raped her, police said.

He fled and was captured days later in Kanawha County.

In exchange for Parsons' plea, Randolph dropped charges of first-degree sexual assault and kidnapping.


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