Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty in Mitchell Killing
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) - Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty if a man accused of killing a Mitchell woman is convicted.
Thirty-six-year-old Kent Davidson is accused of fatally shooting 26-year-old Crystal Schulz in the head with a shotgun on March 11. Her body was found three days later in a shed at her mother's residence in rural Chamberlain.
Davidson is charged with first-degree murder. The charge has a minimum sentence of life in prison with the option of a death sentence.
The Daily Republic reports (http://bit.ly/12Jhuk4) that documents filed Friday show that the state reserves the right to revisit the death penalty issue "in the event of an unforeseen significant change in circumstances."
A spokesman for South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said Jackley was not available for comment on Friday.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.