Prosecutors seek death penalty in burning case

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Prosecutors seek death penalty in burning case

Post  Jennie on Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:41 am

Prosecutors seek death penalty in burning case

DuPage County prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against a suburban Chicago man accused of killing his 2 sons by dousing them with gasoline and setting them on fire.

Kaushik Patel has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of 1st-degree murder and counts of aggravated battery of a child in the deaths of 7-year-old Vishv Patel and 4-year-old Om Patel.

Kaushik Patel showed no emotion in court Wednesday when he was informed that prosecutors would seek the death penalty in the case.

Patel has told reporters he meant to kill himself, not his children. Both boys survived for months after the November fire before dying earlier this year.

A trial isn't expected to begin for at least a year.

(source: Associated Press)

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