Death penalty sought for Pa. infant's slaying

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Death penalty sought for Pa. infant's slaying

Post  Jennie on Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:18 pm

Death penalty sought for Pa. infant's slaying

The prosecution is seeking the death penalty for a Lebanon man accused of killing his infant daughter.

Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold says the fact that the victim was an infant is enough to qualify 21-year-old Kevin Clayton Mitchell Jr. for capital punishment.

Mitchell said nothing to reporters as he entered court Friday. He was ordered to stand trial on charges of homicide, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say 6-month-old Zariyah was bitten repeatedly by her father, burned with bath water and suffered an untreated head injury before she died.

(source: Lebanon Daily News)

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