Man charged in serial killings isn't facing death penalty
BATON ROUGE (AP) - Louisiana prosecutors aren't seeking the death penalty against a suspect charged with killing three men and wounding a fourth in a string of shootings last year.
District Attorney Samuel D'Aquilla told The Associated Press on Monday that he informed Ryan Sharpe's defense attorney of his decision not to seek the death penalty against the 36-year-old man over a deadly shooting in East Feliciana Parish.
Sharpe is charged with first-degree murder in the October 2017 shooting of Boy Scouts employee Brad DeFranceschi, who was gunned down while trimming weeds in front of his house. DeFranceschi lived on Boy Scouts camp property in Clinton.
Sharpe also is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder in the other three shootings last year.
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