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No death penalty for man charged in Pine Bluff deaths

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Prosecutors say they do not plan to seek the death penalty against a man charged with killing an elderly Pine Bluff couple in August 2008.

The decision comes after a Jefferson County Circuit Court jury acquitted James Jordan III's co-defendant in the case, Jeremy Gipson, last month.

Prosecutors originally planned to seek the death penalty for Jordan in the beating deaths of 79-year-old Cleophas Boyd and his 76-year-old wife, Minnie. Jordan faces two capital murder counts.

But Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Hunter now says he will send a letter to the judge and defense attorneys to let them know the death penalty will not be sought.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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