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Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in Searcy cold case

Jun 9, 2017

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't seek the death penalty for a man charged in the death of a Searcy man who disappeared more than 20 years ago.

Brandon Lee Wheeler is charged with capital murder and abuse of a corpse in the death of Jarrod Green.

Police say Green was reported missing in October 1994. A court affidavit says that detectives received information late last year about the possible location of Green's body, and Wheeler was arrested last month in Ohio.

The Daily Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/2rUiqpC) that a judge set Wheeler's bond at $100,000 at a hearing Thursday. Wheeler's attorney had argued that his client had no criminal history and that he believed a conviction was unlikely in the case.

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Information from: The Daily Citizen, http://www.thedailycitizen.com/