Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Family doesn't want the death penalty

From the Clanton (Alabama) Advertiser, 8/2/12, "Family of shooter, victims asks prosecutor not to seek the death penalty":

Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for Ann Campbell, who is accused of shooting her two sons in June 2011, killing one.

C.J. Robinson, deputy district attorney, said officials originally sought the death penalty but changed course after conversations with the family of Campbell and the victims.

“The family unanimously asked us not to pursue the death penalty,” Robinson said. “The death penalty is no longer on the table.”

Robinson said he recently notified the court of the decision. Prosecutors will now seek a sentence of life in the prison without parole.

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