Man convicted of killing 3 family members in 2015
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of three murder counts in the 2015 shootings of his mother, stepfather and grandmother in Tennessee.
News outlets report jurors in Sullivan County returned the verdict Wednesday for 22-year-old Robert Seth Denton and he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He was charged in the 2015 slayings of his mother, Toshya Millhorn, his stepfather, James Millhorn, and his grandmother, Lena Marie Rose.
Prosecutor Teresa Nelson said Denton entered his grandparents’ home in Bristol with a semi-automatic rifle and fatally shot the three in front of six children.
Denton’s attorney, Ricky Curtis, said in his opening statement that Denton’s grandfather, Curtis Rose, was the shooter.
Investigators previously said that Rose found the family members, shot Denton in the arm, and then called 911.