Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty In Southport Police Murder Case

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(WISH) Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry is scheduled to provide an update in the case against 28-year-old Jason Brown.

Brown is charged with murder in the July 27 shooting death of Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced his office will be seeking the death penalty in the case.

During the nearly 20-minute press conference, Curry said the request in the case was filed Thursday morning.

He also said that in deciding whether to pursue capital punishment, his office gathered input Lt. Allan’s family and anyone else may be involved in trying the death penalty case.

Curry made it clear that these such attacks must stop.

“We will not tolerate these acts on public safety officers,” Curry said.

The 38-year-old slain father of two was laid to rest in early August.

The next court hearing in the case is scheduled for Oct. 2.

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