- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WADESBORO, N.C. (AP) - The prosecutor in Anson County says he will not seek a death sentence for a man accused of killing two men 24 years apart.

The Charlotte Observer reported (https://bit.ly/1w8d1bd) that District Attorney Reece Saunders said at a hearing earlier this month that he has no plans to seek a death sentence if 61-year-old Eddie Harris is convicted.

Harris was arrested in August and was charged with killing 39-year-old John Terow Griffin III in Peachland in Anson County in 1988.

Harris also is charged with killing 60-year-old Charles Ronald Godwin in Union County in 2012.

Union County District Attorney Trey Robison has not said whether he will seek a death sentence if Harris is convicted of killing Godwin.

Authorities have said jealousy and anger played a role in both killings.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com

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