August 20, 2021

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty Against Man Charged With Death Of Two Women At NHK Factory

In an affidavit for the case, prosecutors allege 26-year old Gary Ferrell II attempted to get 21-year old Promise Mays into the trunk of his vehicle at gunpoint before shooting both Mays and her grandmother, Pamela Sledd, to death. - Provided by Clinton County Sheriff's Office

In an affidavit for the case, prosecutors allege 26-year old Gary Ferrell II attempted to get 21-year old Promise Mays into the trunk of his vehicle at gunpoint before shooting both Mays and her grandmother, Pamela Sledd, to death.

Provided by Clinton County Sheriff's Office

The Clinton County prosecutor’s office is seeking the death penalty against a man charged with murdering two women in the parking lot of an NHK factory in Frankfort late Wednesday.

In an affidavit for the case, prosecutors allege 26-year old Gary Ferrell II attempted to get 21-year old Promise Mays into the trunk of his vehicle at gunpoint before shooting both Mays and her grandmother, Pamela Sledd, to death.

The two women were headed in for their shifts at the NHK factory when Ferrell attacked them.

Ferrell is charged with two counts of murder and three additional charges that include resisting law enforcement and criminal confinement.

In order to seek the death penalty in Indiana, intentional murder cases are required to involve at least one “aggravating circumstance.” The state’s list of aggravating circumstances includes criminal confinement.

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