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Prosecutor: Drugstore Shootings Is A Capital Crime

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RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (AP) - A state prosecutor told a judge in Grainger County that a murder case involving a former police officer who is accused of shooting four people in a drug store robbery qualifies as a capital crime.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Jimmy Dunn, the 4th Judicial District attorney general, said during a hearing Thursday he won't file notice on whether he will seek the death penalty in the murder trial of 37-year-old Jason Bryan Holt until after the grand jury hears the case.

Holt faces murder and attempted murder charges in the May 23 holdup of a Bean Station pharmacy that left owner Stephen Lovell and customer Alexander Sommerville dead. Two other pharmacy employees who were shot survived.

The case was sent to the grand jury and Holt remains jailed without bond.

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