Kentucky man pleads not guilty in triple slaying

HYDEN, Ky. (AP) — A man accused of shooting at a Kentucky state trooper rushing to the scene of a triple slaying has pleaded not guilty to three murder counts in the deaths of a couple and their son.

News outlets report 52-year-old Paul Douglas Sizemore also pleaded not guilty to attempted murder of a police officer Tuesday.

He’s charged with killing 64-year-old Larry Bowling, his 61-year-old wife, Norma, and their 38-year-old son, Chad Bowling. The couple’s bodies were found this month at their home in Leslie County. Their son was found dead outside a neighboring home.

Sizemore allegedly rammed his car into a police cruiser, shot at the trooper and fled. The trooper was not injured. Sizemore was found days later.

It’s unclear if Sizemore has a lawyer who could comment.