Prosecutor May Seek Death Penalty in Northwest Arkansas Road Rage Case

MAY 11, 2006 - Posted at 7:58 a.m. CST

BENTONVILLE, AR - The prosecutor in Benton County says she may seek the death penalty for the alleged shooter in an alleged road rage slaying.

Serafin Sandoval Vega, 19, is charged with capital murder for the Saturday slaying, which occured after an apparent dispute in traffic.

A judge denied bail for Vega and a defendant charged with being an accomplice, 25-year-old Manuel Camacho-Ambriz.  Also charged with being an accomplice is 21-year-old Roxana Hernandez, who was granted a $250,000 bond.

Prosecutor Robin Green says the grounds for seeking the death penalty for Sandoval-Vega would be that he "knowlingly created a great risk of death to a person other than the victim."

Daniel Ray Francis was a passenger in a car when he was shot.  Police say the shooter was in the back seat of the other car.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)