Death Penalty "Unlikely" for White Teen Accused of Running Over Black Man

Prosecutors are "unlikely" to pursue the death penalty for Deryl Dedmon, the white Mississippi teen charged with running over a black man with a pickup truck, because the family of the victim opposes the death penalty for religious reasons, Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith said today. Smith told he plans to make a formal announcement in the next two days, after strongly considering the family's wishes to spare Dedmon, 19, who was indicted with capital murder this week by...Full Story
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