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DA will not seek death penalty in Dollar General shootings

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May 16, 2013|by Eyewitness News | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

(WICHITA, Kan.) — The man accused of shooting two people at Wichita Dollar General will not face the death penalty.  Sedgwick County Attorney Marc Bennett says he will not seek the death penalty against Marquis Marshall.

Bennett will still try it as a capitol case.  That means if Marshall is convicted, he would face life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

In court Thursday, Marshall was arraigned.  He stood silent and the judge entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.

Marshall is charged with the deaths of 22-year-old Zachary Hunt and 79-year-old Henry Harvey.  Police say the shootings happened during an attempted robbery at the store at 13th and Oliver last November.

His trial is scheduled for July 8th, but there's a chance it will be pushed back.

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