State seeks death penalty for post office murder suspect
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the post office shooting from last month.
22-year-old Arianne Myles stood before a judge this morning in hand cuffs. The recent Flagler College graduate pleaded not-guilty to the first degree murder charge she faces. Myles is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend Harold Davis in broad daylight, outside a Blanding Boulevard post office in March.
Today the judge set her trial date: September 3rd. Then he asked if there was anything else that needed to be done. That's when the representative from the state attorney's office came forward. "Based on these circumstances of how this murder occurred and what led up to the murder, the state attorneys office thought it was appropriate to seek the death penalty in this case," says Jessica Klingen-Smith.
Myles' defense attorney says he will be fighting this motion. "We certainly don't think it's an appropriate death penalty case. Were going to be speaking to them about that. And negotiations will follow," says defense attorney Ian Weldon.
Myles is expected back in court May 30th.
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