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Fort Gay teen pleas to murder charges
BSN Staff Report

WAYNE, W.Va. — A Fort Gay, W.Va., teen reached a plea agreement Tuesday, just after a jury was seated in her murder trial.

Kimberly Trout pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in Wayne Circuit Court, and faces 10 to 20 years in prison.

Trout and her boyfriend, Matthew Frazier of Louisa, allegedly set fire to her parents' Paddle Creek mobile home, killing her father, 37-year-old John Trout, and brother, 12-year-old Johnethan in October of 2001. Trout was 15 at the time.

Trout was originally charged with arson as well, but that charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Another brother, Jeffrey, and the girl's mother, Norma, were also seriously injured in the blaze.

The couple allegedly set fire to the residence because John Trout disapproved of his daughter's relationship with Frazier.

Last fall, Frazier pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in Wayne Circuit Court.

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