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DA Seeking Life Sentence

Four years after Chase Anderson was found brutally murdered in Curwensville, authorities are now seeking the life sentence for a prime suspect in this case.

In August of 2017, authorities say Denny Bailey, Kenja Tew and Chantell Demi took Anderson to a wooded area in Curwensville, stabbed him to death and burned his body.

According to court documents Demi and Joseph Ralston burned the truck that was used during the homicide.

Now nearly three years after charges were filed with the death penalty on the table, Clearfield County District Attorney Ryan Sayers is seeking the life sentence for Bailey.

After speaking with state police and the victim’s family, he says they were ready to move forward with this case.

With the death penalty Sayers says that requires more time and resources.

Sayers says the Anderson family’s primary concern is that Bailey spends the rest of his life in jail.

Cases involving the other suspects are pending.

“It’s a logistical issue, a legal issue. Those attorneys feel that it is best to have their cases tried after Mr. Bailey’s so they will probably be on the docket in 2022.”

Sayers says the tentative trial date for Bailey has been set for October 26-November 5th of this year.

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