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No death penalty for suspect in brother’s death

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – A prosecutor says he won’t seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting his brother at their home in Rifle last December.

Twenty-year-old Heath Johnston has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to first-degree murder in the death of his brother, Samuel. Police say Heath Johnston told them his brother was unhappy and asked to be killed. Johnston is jailed in lieu of $2 million bond.

District Attorney Martin Beeson told The Daily Sentinel for a story in Tuesday editions that the case involves a family and that the death penalty didn’t seem appropriate.



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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com


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