Prosecutor Will Seek Death Penalty In Proffitt Case
Posted: February 14, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a Rogers man accused of killing an 11-month-old boy last year, Prosecutor Van Stone said Wednesday.
At A Glance
Van Stone, Benton County prosecutor, listed three aggravating factors for seeing the death penalty against Michael Proffitt Jr.:
• Capital murder was committed for the purpose of avoiding or preventing arrest.
• Capital murder was committed in an especially cruel or depraved manner.
• Capital murder was committed against a person whom Proffitt knew or reasonably should have known was especially vulnerable to attack because the person was under 12 years of age or younger.
Source: Staff Report
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