Friday, February 8, 2008

State seeks death penalty for King


SARASOTA COUNTY — The state intends to seek the death penalty for Michael L. King, who is charged in the kidnapping and murder of Denise Amber Lee.

Prosecutors filed a motion announcing their intent to seek the death penalty yesterday after a grand jury issued an indictment for murder in the first degree against King, 36.

Authorities say King kidnapped Lee from her North Port home on the afternoon of Jan. 17 as her two young sons napped. King later killed Lee and buried her in a shallow grave near Toledo Blade Boulevard and Interstate 75, authorities say.

King remains in the Sarasota County Jail without bail.

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