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Man accused of killing 2 Georgia Deputies could face death penalty



Man accused of killing 2 Georgia Deputies could face death penalty

57-year-old Ralph Stanley Elrod Jr, the man accused of killing 2 Georgia Deputies when he fatally shot both of them at his home could face death penalty.

39-year-old Deputy Daryl Smallwood and 41-year-old Sgt. Patrick Sondron were both gunned down upon approaching Elrod’s home while responding to a report that he used a rifle to threaten two young men who were riding a motorcycle and a four-wheeler near his property.

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District Attorney David Cooke announced Thursday that his office will seek the death penalty against Elrod Jr, a news outlet reported.

Prosecutors say he could face the death penalty if convicted after he was indicted this week on murder and aggravated assault charges in the November deaths.



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