Prosecutor to Seek Death Penalty in Trooper Death

A Dinwiddie County prosecutor says she will seek the death penalty against the man charged in the shooting death of a Virginia state trooper.

Master Trooper Junius A. Walker

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) -- A Dinwiddie County prosecutor says she will seek the death penalty against the man charged in the shooting death of a Virginia state trooper.

Commonwealth's Attorney Lisa Caruso announced her intentions Friday at Russell Ervin Brown's arraignment. The 28-year-old Chesterfield County man is charged with capital murder in Thursday's slaying of 63-year-old Master Trooper Junius Walker.

According to media reports, Brown said in court that he expects to be executed.

Attorney Joseph Teefey was appointed to represent Brown, whose next court appearance is March 18.


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