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Report: Parke Co. prosecutor to seek death penalty in triple-murder case

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Parke County Prosecutor Steven Cvengros plans to seek the death penalty for accused murderer Chad Cottrell.

According to WTHI-TV, Terre Haute, Sheriff Charles Bollinger expects paperwork to be filed today, asking that Cottrell receive the death penalty if convicted.

Cottrell has been accused of killing his wife Trisha and her two daughters Brittany and Tori Williams. All three were found dead in Cottrell's Parke County home last week.

Trisha's father, Rick Zaikovsky told the television station, "This guy, what he did and what he is is just evil. Evil needs to be contained or eliminated. We support what the justice system feels is appropriate because there's no undoing the pain and destruction he's caused our family. He's destroyed us."

Rick's wife, Trish said, "It doesn't matter. Nothing they do to him will bring our family back. We don't have a problem with whether they execute or he spends his life in jail. It doesn't make a difference and doesn't fix what he did. All we can hope for is he is contained to where he can never do this again."

The Zaikovsky's say the prosecutor asked them if they objected to the death penalty for Chad Cottrell. They told him, they did not have any objections.

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