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Plea deals 'off the table' for Indiana teens accused of killing couple

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Kevin Schuler (Source: Floyd County Jail) Kevin Schuler (Source: Floyd County Jail)
Austin Scott (Source: Floyd County Jail) Austin Scott (Source: Floyd County Jail)
Asenath Arnold and Gary Henderson (Source: Family photo) Asenath Arnold and Gary Henderson (Source: Family photo)

HARRISON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - Plea deals for two Indiana teenagers accused of robbing and murdering a Harrison County couple were taken off the table Friday.

Prosecutors had offered Austin Scott and Kevin Schuler life in prison without parole in exchange for guilty pleas in the August 3 murders of Asenath Arnold, 57, and Gary Henderson, 70, but those deals are no longer an option. Both teens pleaded not guilty during their first appearance in court following the murders.

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Investigators said Scott fatally stabbed Henderson and Schuler beat Arnold to death with a wooden stick during a home invasion. The murdered couple ran a business that provided pony rides.

If convicted, both teens could face the death penalty now that prosecutors have withdrawn their plea deals.

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