EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An Evansville man has been sentenced to 110 years for killing his estranged wife and another man. Police say Ernest Douglas had been barred from the Plantation Court property when he murdered Donte Meriweather, 43, and Satanna Kendle-Douglas, 43, back in August 2019.
Earlier this month, a jury found Douglas guilty of two counts of murder.
Police officers discovered the bodies of Kendle-Douglas and Meriweather when they were called for a welfare check at the home on Plantation Court on August 20, 2019. This is near Weinbach Avenue and Pollack Avenue. Officers say they could smell decomposition from inside the home. Authorities say the two had been dead for days before their bodies were discovered.
Police said the two victims, Kendle-Douglas and Donte Meriweather, had previously been married. At the time of their deaths, Kendle-Douglas and Ernest Douglas were legally married.
Douglas and Meriweather had gotten into a fight in June 2019 and Douglas was barred from the property. On July 29, 2019, police said a ‘trespassing in progress’ call was made to authorities, alleging that Ernest Douglas was at the home.
Douglas was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to a total of 110 years in prison.
(This story was originally published on March 31, 2021)