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Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in witness's 2012 death

3 years 6 months 4 days ago Tuesday, November 20 2018 Nov 20, 2018 November 20, 2018 10:20 AM November 20, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Nola.com

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say they will not seek the death penalty against five men charged in the 2012 slaying of a federal witness in a health care fraud scheme.
Louis Age Jr. and four others were indicted last year in connection with the shooting death of 60-year-old Milton Womack.
Despite Womack's death, Age was convicted in a $17 million fraud scheme.
He, his son and three others faced a possible death sentence if convicted on charges that included conspiracy to obstruct justice by murder.
But prosecutors said in a court document Monday that they won't seek execution for any of the five. The filing did not give a reason for the decision.

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