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State Seeks Death Penalty For Triple Murder Suspect

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The State of Tennessee will seek the death penalty against the man accused of a brutal, triple murder in West Nashville.

The District Attorney filed the notice against the suspect, Lorenzo Jenkins, on November 15.

Investigators said Jenkins was accused of stabbing 26-year-old Wendy Sullivan, their father, 56-year-old Patrick Sullivan, and his wife, 48-year-old Deborah Sullivan. The murder occurred at the family's Maxon Avenue home in October of 2012.

Officials said the murders were drug related, citing the Sullivan family was selling pills and marijuana from their home. Police said DNA evidence taken at the scene of the crime linked Jenkins to the crime.

Officials said that Jenkins had been arrested and charged with several different crimes in the past, but had received over 17 years delayed sentences, for which he never served in prison.

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