- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Trial opens this week for a man charged in the murder of a southeastern Pennsylvania barbershop owner almost eight years ago.

Prosecutors in Chester County are seeking the death penalty against 37-year-old Duron Peoples of Coatesville in the October 2006 murder of 33-year-old 33-Jonas Suber.

Authorities allege that Peoples ordered the shooting after a long-running feud that began when Suber began dating his former girlfriend. Three other men have been sentenced to life prison terms in the case.

The Daily Local News of West Chester (https://bit.ly/1DsJkos ) reports that defense attorney Laurence Harmelin has suggested that Suber was killed in a botched drug robbery and not because of a romantic rivalry.

Peoples is already serving a 21-to-42 year sentence in another shooting that authorities said was part of the feud.

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Information from: Daily Local News, https://www.dailylocal.com

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