Crime

Lexington man arraigned Friday on charges related to 3 deaths

William Lee "Willie" Blancet, 41, was charged with three counts of murder, one count of first-degree robbery, stemming from an assault off Polo Club Boulevard on Tuesday, January 5, 2011.
William Lee "Willie" Blancet, 41, was charged with three counts of murder, one count of first-degree robbery, stemming from an assault off Polo Club Boulevard on Tuesday, January 5, 2011.

A Lexington man pleaded not guilty in Fayette Circuit Court on Friday morning on charges connected to the slayings of three men in January.

William Lee Blancet Sr. was indicted in February on 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.

He is to appear in court again on May 20.

Blancet's 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 the senior Adams' home on Shaker Run Road, according to court documents. Police said the shootings were drug-related and that the elder Blancet stole oxycodone pain pills from the home after executing the three men. Police say two children were at home when the shootings occurred.

The younger Blancet is scheduled to appear in court on March 18.

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