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Lillie Stanton - Kentucky


--Right across state lines from me here in Tennessee, Lillie Stanton stabbed and killed her daughter and granddaughter in Winchester, Kentucky. She was afraid the child's father would be coming around more and that killing them was the best option.

In the citation, she told police that she thought about taking 23-year-old Danel Korrey Stanton and 22-month-old Kaydence Ray Miers out of state, but did not have the money. She said she thought “killing them was the best thing to do,” according to the citation.

Winchester police Capt. James Hall said Tuesday that Stanton is accused of killing Danel Korrey Stanton, 23, and her 22-month-old daughter, Kaydence Ray Miers, who were found stabbed to death in the home they shared with Lillie.

Danel had been in an ongoing custody battle with the child's father, Jonathon Miers.