Cases Concluded in the Arson Deaths of New Albany Children

New Albany, Ind. – On Thursday, October 16, 2014, 19-year-old Kylie Jenks was formally sentenced in the Floyd Circuit Court to a term of 20 years’ incarceration to the Indiana Department of Corrections, the maximum sentence under the plea agreement, for Conspiracy to Commit Arson, a Class B Felony, for her role in the January 4, 2014 fire that killed Taizah Hughes, Tyrese Hughes, and Trinity Hughes, and severely injured Tatiana Hughes.

Previously, three other defendants were sentenced for their role in the deaths of the victims:

  • Cody Cashion, 19, three counts of Murder and one count of Arson Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, 65 years to the     Indiana Department of Corrections
  • Shelby Makowsky, 18, Conspiracy to Commit Arson, 20 years to the Indiana Department of Corrections
  • A 17-year old, juvenile delinquent, Indiana Girls School

Prosecuting Attorney Keith Henderson stated: “This does not bring back the lives of these children; however, these defendants are now held accountable for this senseless act of violence. I hope this brings closure to this part of the family’s tragedy.” Furthermore, Prosecutor Henderson stated: “I am pleased that a case of this magnitude, with four defendants, was brought to a conclusion within 10 months.”

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