LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania prosecutor says he’ll seek the death penalty for a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher.
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman said Friday 25-year-old Thomas Moore tortured Nicole Mathewson and killed her after committing multiple felonies.READ MORE: Police Asking For Public's Help In Obtaining Cellphone Video Of July 4 Parkway Shooting That Injured 2 Officers
He says those factors warranted capital punishment.
Moore’s 16-year-old co-defendant won’t face the death penalty.READ MORE: Kyle Schwarber Homers Twice, Phillies Still Fall To Nationals 3-2
Moore and the teen are charged with homicide, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, burglary, robbery and other offenses in the Dec. 15 killing at Mathewson’s Lancaster home.
Moore’s lawyer didn’t immediately return a message. He’s said his client isn’t responsible for Mathewson’s death.
Mathewson taught at Brownstown Elementary school. Police say she’d been home alone before she was killed. Police say the alleged attackers didn’t know her.MORE NEWS: Sergio Diggs, Philadelphia Police Officer Shot On Parkway, Recalls Fourth Of July Incident
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