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Ex-boyfriend arrested in arson deaths

November 16, 2010

Lawrence police have charged Joshwa Carlisle, 22, with two counts of murder and one count of arson in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, Tracie Shannon, 25, and their 9-month-old daughter, Juliana. Shannon and her daughter were found dead Sept. 19 after a fire at Hunt Club Apartments in the 5000 block of Old Colony Road. A Marion County coroner ruled that Shannon died of smothering and the infant died of smoke inhalation. Investigators determined that fires were intentionally set around both victims.

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