"No death penalty in suspected Brooklyn gang killing," is the AP report, via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says his office will not pursue the death penalty against three suspected gang members accused of a gruesome murder in Brooklyn.
The three suspected gang members, Christian John, Shaquan Jones, both 31, and Marvin Johnson, 30, were charged with murder in the 2006 death of Earle Obermuller.
Holder's decision was sent Thursday to a federal judge in Brooklyn trying the case. It's slated to begin Oct. 22.
All death-penalty-eligible cases are reviewed by the attorney general. The reasons for the decision are kept confidential.
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