No death penalty against 5 charged in death of witness

November 20, 2018 - 11:28 am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say they will not seek the death penalty against five men charged in the 2012 slaying of a federal witness in a health care fraud scheme.
Louis Age Jr. and four others were indicted last year in connection with the shooting death of 60-year-old Milton Womack.
Despite Womack's death, Age was convicted in a $17 million fraud scheme.
He, his son and three others faced a possible death sentence if convicted on charges that included conspiracy to obstruct justice by murder.
But prosecutors said in a court document Monday that they won't seek execution for any of the five. The filing did not give a reason for the decision.

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