Prosecutor seeks life without parole in fatal explosion

Three people face life in prison for last year's southside explosion that killed a Greenwood teacher and her husband.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office has asked for life sentences without parole for Monserrate Shirley, who owned the house, her boyfriend Mark Leonard, and his brother Bob Leonard Jr.

They each face two counts of murder for the deaths of Jennifer and John Longworth and multiple counts of arson in the explosion that decimated much of the far southside neighborhood and required dozens of homes to be razed

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