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No death penalty sought in fatal Ga. shooting case

Gavel
Posted at 8:33 PM, Mar 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-28 20:33:00-04

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) - District Attorney's officials in south Georgia say they will not pursue the death penalty against two people charged with killing a woman and dragging her body behind a pickup truck.

 

Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney Dennis Sanders says Ricky and Tina Wells - both of whom pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the 2011 death of 36-year-old Jennifer Kitchens Wells - will not face the death penalty.

 

Authorities say the woman was shot outside a McDuffie County convenience store then dragged for several miles into a neighboring county. The Augusta Chronicle reports the victim was Ricky Wells' ex-wife and his girlfriend served as his accomplice.