Syracuse double murder trial continues Wednesday


The double murder trial for Brandon Woody and Kyle Dehart continues in Kosciusko Circuit Court this week.

Accomplice Thomas Hursey testified that Woody threatened his life and his family while they were in jail in September. Hursey said he was told if he testified he and his family would “disappear.” Kosciusko County Prosecutor Dan Hampton said the threat was backed up by Hursey’s cell mate.

Woody and Dehart are accused of murdering Tara Thornburg and Joshua Knisley in Syracuse in February 2015. Hursey also is charged with murder in the case and faces a separate trial.

Hursey testified that Woody shot Thornburg and Knisley, when he, Woody and Dehart attempted to steal Thornburg’s marijuana.

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