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Two teens could take plea deal in murder

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two teens could take the a plea deal to avoid the death penalty for a southern Indiana murder.  Police say that in August, Austin Scott and Kevin Schuler killed Asenath Arnold and Gary Henderson in their Harrison County home.

Henderson was stabbed 23 times, Arnold was beaten to death with an object.  Police called the crimes heinous and senseless.

The prosecutor offered the pair a deal of life without the chance of parole in order to avoid a death penalty case.

Otto Schalk, Harrison County Prosecutor, tells WDRB News, "Ultimately we want resolution, pleading to life without parole.  After speaking with the victims' families they were very satisfied with that and the resolution that comes with that."

The teens have until January 3rd to decide whether they wish to take the plea deal or go to trial, facing the death penalty.

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