No death penalty sought in fatal shooting case

12:45 AM, Mar 29, 2013   |    comments
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THOMSON, Ga. (AP) -- Prosecutors in east-central 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 victim was Ricky Wells' ex-wife and his girlfriend served as his accomplice.

Calls to the Well's attorneys were not answered Thursday.

Both are being held on $1 million bail, and the motive behind the attack remains unclear.

Associated Press

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