Md. Won’t Seek Death Penalty In Double Homicide

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — The Garrett County state’s attorney has withdrawn its notice of intent to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing two people in Oakland.

Jeffrey Minnick, 46, of Accident is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths in June of a man and woman in Oakland.

Minnick is accused of fatally stabbing Jessica Baker, 18, and Timothy Lax, 24. Their bodies were found in a wooded near of Oakland.

The Times-News of Cumberland reports that State’s Attorney Lisa Thayer Welch said the state intends to seek a sentence of life without parole in the case.

A motions hearing was set for Tuesday but has been postponed until Dec. 27.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • James

    What do you expect in this liberal state. A case that certainly merits the death penalty, but not in this whinny, liberal, illegals loving state. Might as well release him and take our chances he will not murder again.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Track Weather On The Go With Our App!

Listen Live