D.A. To Seek Death Penalty In Richardson Case

The man accused of shooting and killing two people in Downtown Greenville this summer now faces the death penalty if convicted of those crimes.

James Richardson appeared before a judge in Pitt County Tuesday afternoon that's when District Attorney Clark Everett announced he will be seeking the death penalty in the double homicide case.

Authorities say Richardson shot and killed Andrew Kirby and Landon Blackley outside The Other Place Nightclub.

Also Tuesday, Richardson's attorneys asked the judge to reduce his bond currently set at five million dollars and three witnesses took the stand to vouch for his character.

However that motion was denied and his bond will stay the same.

Richardson said again that's he's not guilty.

His next status hearing has been set for February 2nd.

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The suspect in a double murder case in Pitt County could face the death penalty if convicted for two murders that happened in downtown Greenville this summer.

District Attorney Clark Everett told the judge of his decision Tuesday afternoon.

James Richardson is accused of shooting two people dead, Andrew Kirby and Landon Blackley. Richardson, who is currently on a 23-hour lockdown at the Pitt County Detention Center, has maintained his innocence.


In Pitt County, the suspect in a high-profile double murder case is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Thirty-two year old James Richardson is accused of shooting two people dead, Andrew Kirby and Landon Blackley. Richardson, who is currently on a 23-hour lockdown at the Pitt County Detention Center, has maintained his innocence.

The shooting happened outside The Other Place on Fifth Street in Greenville, killing the pizza restaurant manager and an ECU student. The double murder touched off a debate about safety in downtown Greenville bars.

The district attorney is expected to announce whether he will seek the death penalty or not in the case.

The hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.


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