Missouri prosecutor to seek death penalty in killing of 2

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WEST PLAINS, Mo. – A prosecutor in southern Missouri has filed notice that he plans to seek the death penalty for one of three people charged in the shooting deaths last month of a man and a woman near West Plains. The bodies of Frankie Ziegler and Richard Kuntz were found May 5 in a running car on private property.

Police say they had been shot to death. Within days, police arrested three people in the case: Joey Allen Marcak, Levi Daniel Gunter and Kyla Croney, and all have since been charged with first-degree murder and other counts.

Springfield television station KYTV reports that Howell County Prosecutor Michael Hutchingshas filed notice this week indicating he will seek the death penalty against Marcak.

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