Prosecutor’s plan to pursue life without parole for Evansville man accused of killing estranged wife, another man


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office plans to pursue life in prison without parole for an Evansville man charged in a double murder.

46-year-old Ernest Douglas is accused of killing his wife, Satanna Kendle-Douglas and Donte Meriweather.

Police found their bodies at a home on Plantation Court in August.

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.

In July, a trespassing call was made alleging Ernest Douglas was at the home.

Police said the two victims, Satanna Douglas and Donte Meriweather, had previously been married.

The coroner says both died from several stab wounds.

Douglas has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

His trial is scheduled to begin on February 10, 2020.

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(This story was originally published on October 7, 2019)

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