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Defense asks for access to evidence in slayings of couple whose bodies were dumped

Craig Alan Pennington faces two counts of murder and other felonies in connection with the killings of Crystal Warner and Robert Jones, whose bodies were found months after they disappeared in July.
Craig Alan Pennington faces two counts of murder and other felonies in connection with the killings of Crystal Warner and Robert Jones, whose bodies were found months after they disappeared in July. Marion County jail

Defense attorneys for the man accused in the 2016 killings of a Northern Kentucky couple requested access to surveillance footage, cellphone records and autopsy results in the case during a court appearance Wednesday, according to LEX 18.

Craig Alan Pennington, 52, was arrested last July and faces multiple charges, including two counts each of murder and abuse of a corpse, plus robbery and kidnapping,, according to court records. He’s being held in the Marion County jail, and his case is being heard in Washington County.

Crystal Warner, 35, and her boyfriend, Robert Jones, 38, were last seen July 3 in Springfield. The couple’s car was found July 8 off Interstate 75 in Scott County.

Jones’ body was found last August in Clark County and Warner’s body was found in November in Bath County.

Pennington rented a cabin in Springfield from Jones. The couple had gone to the cabin to discuss the property with Pennington before they disappeared, Kentucky State Police trooper Billy Gregory told the Herald-Leader in July.

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