Father and son are indicted in Lexington triple killing

jkegley@herald-leader.comFebruary 24, 2011 

A Lexington father and son have been indicted in the deaths of three men in Lexington in January.

William Lee Blancet Sr. is charged with three counts of murder, one count of first-degree robbery, one count of tampering with physical evidence, one count of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. His son, William Lee Blancet Jr., is charged with felony tampering with physical evidence for allegedly helping his father cover up the shootings of Donald Adams Sr., Donald Adams Jr. and Ronnie Sparks on Jan. 4.

The slayings happened inside Adams Sr.'s home on Shaker Run Road, according to court documents. Police have said the shootings were drug related, and that Blancet Sr. stole oxycodone pain pills from the home after executing the three men.

The two charges of wanton endangerment were added during grand jury proceedings. According to the indictment, Blancet Sr. "created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury," by discharging a gun around two people identified only by the initials D.A. and H.A. in the document. Police have said two children, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, were in the home at the time of the shootings.

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