Only a handful of death penalty cases have been pursued in the past five years by this office. Pursuing the death penalty in a criminal case requires serious thought and reflection. It is not a decision that I make lightly. Given the egregious nature of this crime and the total disregard for human life displayed, we believe that the conduct of both defendants warrants the most severe approach to this case under the law.Peters was a third-grade teacher at Mann Elementary School.
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