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DA Will Not Seek Death Penalty In Man Accused Of Murder

The district attorney says he will not seek the death penalty against a man charged with killing a student at an Elizabeth City College.

Christopher Amyx, 23, is charged with the murder of Jonathan Schipper of Havelock. Schipper was shot in a dorm at Mid-Atlantic Christian University October 3, 2010.

District Attorney Frank Parrish said he would consider the death penalty, but has decided against seeking it, according to the Daily Advance Newspaper.

Amyx worked as a part-time police officer in Pinetops in Edgecombe County.


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