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Prosecutor will seek death penalty for Jackson

ByPatrick Winderl/Havre Daily News/[email protected]

Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for a man accused of slaying a Blaine County sheriff's deputy during a struggle earlier this year, according to a document filed in court.

Lawrence Dean Jackson Jr. is charged with one count of deliberate homicide in the death of deputy Joshua Rutherford, and one count of attempted deliberate homicide in the shooting of deputy Loren Janis.

Montana law specifies a number of aggravating factors for which a person may be executed by the state. One of those is when...


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