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CrimeProsecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing

22:35  13 august  2019
22:35  13 august  2019 Source:   ydr.com

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The York County District Attorney’s Office is no longer seeking the death penalty against a man who’s accused of luring and fatally beating his on-again, off-again girlfriend outside her home in Mount Wolf.

In court documents filed on July 12, then-First Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Russell wrote that Edia “Richie” Lawrence had provided information related to “mitigating factors in this case matter.” Prosecutors reviewed it and then decided to withdraw their intention to seek the death penalty.

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Lawrence, 20, of the Bronx, New York, is charged with first- and second- degree murder and related offenses in the killing of Ahshantianna Johnson, 19, who died from her injuries on March 30, 2017. She was a full-time cosmetology student and a 2015 graduate of Northeastern High School.

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On March 25, 2017, Lawrence and two other men who were wearing masks and armed with weapons including baseball bats broke into her home on South Second Street at about 2:15 a.m., Northeastern Regional police said.

Next, Lawrence coerced Johnson's mother into calling and telling her daughter to come home, police said.

Johnson was beaten outside.

Lawrence, police said, was the leader of a drug ring in York County. Law enforcement has said Johnson was working with him in some capacity.

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No one else has been charged in the killing.

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Paul Hirsch, Lawrence’s attorney, said he provided information to prosecutors, who then apparently agreed that the death penalty wasn’t appropriate in the case.

Kyle King, a spokesman for the York County District Attorney’s Office, said it would not be commenting beyond what's in court documents.

Lawrence is set to go to trial on Sept. 9. He’s being held without bail in York County Prison.

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Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing

This article originally appeared on York Daily Record: Prosecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing

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