Prosecutors seek death penalty in capital murder case

Posted: May 2, 2012 at 10:31 a.m.

— Prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty against a Hughes man charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 62-year-old woman.

The trial for 36-year-old Walter Alan Brooks begins this week in St. Francis County. The Times-Herald reports that Brooks is charged with capital murder in the death of Anna Mae Britt and attempted capital murder for allegedly trying to kill Britt’s husband.

Police say Britt’s husband called police on June 17, 2010, to report that his wife had been shot outside their home. Police claim that Brooks drove to Britt’s home and shot the woman as she was unloading hog feed with her husband. Police also claim that Brooks tried to shoot Britt’s husband, but the gun misfired.

Brooks has pleaded not guilty.