Louisville woman in jail for murder indicted for murder of second man, police say

louisville woman in jail for murder now indicted for murder of second man
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Nov. 19 2021, Published 1:31 p.m. ET

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A Kentucky woman was already in jail facing murder charges from September and now a grand jury has charged her with killing another man just days before the first killing.

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In September, police said 40-year-old Sara McQuilling was indicted for killing Jerry Cardin, who was shot on Sept. 23.

Officials said McQuilling shot Cardin and then put his body in a crawl space under his house. Police found her the next day in his truck, as she admitted to police that she shot him and put him in the crawl space.

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When speaking to police, McQuilling said she used a revolver, which was found in a black purse that also contained her health insurance cards, officials said.

McQuilling was arrested at the time and charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and theft, according to authorities.

Now McQuilling is facing another murder charge, as she was indicted for the death of Douglas Brooks, who was stabbed to death and his body was found on Sept. 27, WLKY reported.

At the time of his death, police said they were uncertain how he died, but foul play was suspected.

Investigators said both murders took place within days of one another.

With the new charges, McQuilling is facing two counts of complicity to murder, tampering with physical evidence, two counts of abuse of a corpse and theft by unlawful taking, authorities said.

No other details have been released about the investigation, but McQuilling is due back in court in December, police said.

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