Charges filed in quadruple Parker Avenue murder

Four suspects facing felony charges

INDIANAPOLIS - Four suspects in the Feb. 20 quadruple killing on South Parker Avenue have been officially charged, prosecutors announced Friday.

Kenneth Rackemann, 24, Samantha Bradley, 20, Valencia Williams, 21, and Anthony Larussa, 26, were arrested Monday in connection with the fatal shootings of Hayley Navarra, 21, Kristy Mae Sanchez, 42, Jacob Rodemich, 43, and Walter Burnell, 47.

According to court documents, the four suspects planned to rob Burnell and ended up killing the four victims during the robbery.

The charges announced Friday are:

-- Kenneth Rackemann: Four counts of murder, four counts of felony murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery

-- Anthony LaRussa: Four counts of felony murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery 

-- Valencia Williams: One count of murder, four counts of felony murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery

-- Samantha Bradley: Four counts of felony murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery 

At the initial hearing Friday, alleged triggerman Kenneth "Cody" Rackeman was removed from the courtroom after a profanity-laced outburst.

"How can I kill somebody I love!?" Rackemann said. "I don't understand that."

Rackeman said he was eating dinner with his family the night of the shooting. But police say he pulled the trigger on three of the murders before running out of ammunition and needing assistance to finish the job.

"Cody doesn't have the heart to kill anybody like that," said Tia Brasfield, who identified herself as Rackemann's girlfriend. "That's not him. He's not capable of that."

Tennesse Shulze, the grandmother of murder victim Hayley Navarra, wept in the courtroom.

"I hate that my granddaughter had to die in such a horrible way," she said.

Prosecutors told the judge the motive for the quadruple murder was drugs and money. According to court documents, $60,000 a day was brought in from illicit activities at the Parker Avenue residence.

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