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Prosecutors to seek the death penalty in fatal Fishers gas station shooting



Fishers, Indiana – The man who fatally shot his ex-wife in front of a Fishers gas station in June has been the subject of a death penalty notice issued by Hamilton County prosecutors on Wednesday.

Six felonies, including murder, stalking, and criminal recklessness, are being brought against 32-year-old Joshua Farmer in connection with the death of his ex-wife Kaylah Ann Farmer on June 28.

At the Speedway gas station on the corner of 116th Street and Allisonville Road, Kaylah Farmer’s body was discovered inside a Chrysler van with grave injuries.

Security footage from the shop reveals Joshua Farmer shooting at Kaylah’s van from three separate spots while he is inside an orange/maroon Kia Soul.

According to court records, Joshua Farmer left the scene on 116th Street after the shooting. The Kia he was driving, according to Fishers police, belongs to his girlfriend.

Later, Kaylah Farmer passed away from her wounds. Det. Jonathan Dossey of the Fishers police reported that he counted “more than 15 gunshot wounds” on her body after attending the autopsy.

On June 29, police later discovered Joshua Farmer. Farmer was wanted on almost a dozen domestic assault charges stemming from an incident on May 21 involving Kaylah Farmer at the time of his arrest.

According to court documents, Kaylah Farmer reported to police that her ex-husband had assaulted her with a baseball bat, bit her, and punched her in the head and eye.

According to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, Farmer was also charged with domestic violence for abusing Kayla Farmer while he was in the service.

In the end, Joshua Farmer received an honorable discharge.

On August 17, Farmer will appear in court.

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