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Man charged with murder of children, their mother appears in court

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Sadé Goldsmith, 26, and the two sons of the couple, John Devine, Junior, 6, and Jontee Devine, 5. Sadé Goldsmith, 26, and the two sons of the couple, John Devine, Junior, 6, and Jontee Devine, 5.
John Devine in the courtroom. John Devine in the courtroom.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man charged with killing his sons and their mother appeared in court for a pretrial hearing.

John Devine was indicted in July on murder charges.

The victims of the shooting were identified as Sadé Goldsmith, 26, and the two sons of the couple, John Devine, Junior, 6, and Jontee Devine, 5.

Metro police were called to the 6100 block of Maravian Drive around 6 a.m. on July 15 after a panic alarm notified 911 dispatchers.  Investigators said Devine broke in and killed Goldsmith and the children before shooting himself.

In court Monday, the detective on the case was not present. The prosecution said they are still waiting court documents to be filed.

The judge set another pre trial date for November 5.

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