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.
Suspect in Metro PCS killing fights to avoid death penalty
Brothers allegedly beat uncle to death with sledgehammer to ‘bond'
Boy, 1, found wandering after mother ODs in car, police say
Narcan parties becoming disturbing trend, police say
WATCH: Dropping bag of cocaine in traffic court turns minor ticket into…