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Suspect in Metro PCS killing fights to avoid death penalty

by: Russell Colburn Updated:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Lawyers for a man charged with killing a Metro PCS worker are fighting to avoid the death penalty.

James Rhodes appeared in court Tuesday morning, charged with the first-degree murder of Shelby Farah.

Police say Rhodes "executed" Farah during a robbery last summer.

His attorneys say he should not face the death penalty because he is intellectually disabled.

The judge continued the hearing until August 5.