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Death penalty sought for 4 of 5 triple murder suspects

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Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:44 AM
Updated: Dec 18, 2012 11:44 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: gonzales, prosecutor, death, penalty, marchand, dooley, murder, triple, robbery, ascension, parish

GONZALES - Prosecutors announced today they intend to seek the death penalty against four of the five people accused of killing an Ascension Parish couple and their son.

Prosecutors said they would not seek the death penalty for Devon James, who pleaded not guilty to the killings earlier this year alongside Michael Aikens, Travis Moore, Bernard James and Rolondo Stewart.

Irwin and Shirley Marchand, and her son Doug Dooley, had their throats slashed during a botched robbery in March. Defense lawyers conducted their first site visit of the Marchand's home today.

All sides due back in court in February for another motions hearing.

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