Funeral services announced for victims in double homicide

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Donte Meriwether – left, Satanna Kendle-Meriwether – right. (Photo Courtesy: Courier & Press)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The funeral services have been announced for the Evansville man and woman found dead inside their Plantation Court home earlier this week.

Our media partner, The Courier & Press, says there will be one funeral for 43-year-old Donte Meriwether and 43-year-old Satanna Kendle-Douglas.

The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28th at 11 a.m. at Browning Funeral Home in Evansville.

There will be a private burial at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and goes until the services start.

Memorial contributions in both their names may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5250 Vogel Road, Ste A., Evansville, or to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

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The two were found dead in their Plantation Court home Monday night. But Evansville Police believe they died a few days earlier.

According to police, a fight at the home led to the deadly encounter and detectives believe the victims knew the suspected killer, 46-year-old Ernest Douglas.

(Courtesy: EPD)

On Tuesday morning, Douglas was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.

According to police, Satanna and Ernest were married. Police say a fight in June between Ernest and Meriweather led Ernest to be barred from the Plantation Court property.

Last month, a trespassing call was made alleging Ernest Douglas was at the home.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office says the victims died from multiple stab wounds.

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(This story was originally published on August 23, 2019)

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