Man charged with Black Forest shooting rampage pleads not guilty

Courtroom Gavel
By  | 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo (AP) An El Paso County man charged in a deadly shooting rampage in Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.

The Gazette reports, 46-year-old Kenneth Lankford entered his plea Thursday in the November deaths of his wife, 51-year-old Terry Lankford, and 51-year-old Carol Fowler.

He also is accused of shooting and wounding Fowler's husband, 52-year-old Thomas Fowler.

According to testimony at a preliminary hearing last month, Kenneth Lankford allegedly told sheriff's detectives he fatally shot his wife as a mercy killing after a gun accidentally went off and injured her.

Few other details about the case have been released.

Lankford is due back in court in October.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus