Source: The Corydon Democrat

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Prosecutor will seek death penalty

January 21, 2014

Harrison County Prosecutor J. Otto Schalk officially filed the death penalty against Kevin (Drew) Schuler and Austin Scott in Harrison Superior Court on Jan. 8.

The two men are accused of murdering Aseneth Arnold and Gary Henderson in their Byrneville home in October.

The paperwork that was filed says that Schuler killed Asenath Arnold while committing or attempting to commit the crime of robbery, by using a wooden device known as a single tree (item used with a horse carriage) to strike her multiple times in the head at her home. It also says that Schuler murdered Gary Henderson.

"Wherefore, based upon the aggravating factors present in this case, the State of Indiana requests that Kevin Andrew Schuler be sentenced to death," the filing reads.

Austin Scott committed the murder by intentionally killing the victim, Gary Henderson, while committing or attempting to commit the crime of robbery, by using a knife to stab Henderson multiple times, according to the filing.

The paperwork also says that Scott murdered Arnold by stabbing her.

"Wherefore, based upon the aggravating factors present in this case, the State of Indiana requests that Austin Bryan Scott be sentenced to death," the filing reads.

The documents were sent to Schuler's attorney, Eric Weitzel, and Scott's attorneys, Christopher Sturgeon and Amie Newlon.

Also, last week, Schalk filed an additional murder charge against Scott.

"We filed a separate count on Austin Scott for knowingly and intentionally killing Aseneth Arnold," Schalk said, alleging that, after Schuler hit Arnold in the head with the single tree, Scott took a steak knife and stabbed her.