- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a young woman and a teenager in the early 1990s if he is convicted of first-degree murder.

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office filed the sentencing notice Friday in the case pending against Bryan Patrick Miller.

He was arrested and charged earlier this year in the November 1992 killing of 22-year-old Angela Brosso and the September 1993 killing of 17-year-old Melanie Bernas.

Both were killed while bicycling along the Arizona Canal. Both were stabbed and Brosso was decapitated.

Prosecutors listed several factors that could justify a death sentence, including that each killing was committed in “an especially heinous, cruel or depraved manner.”

Miller has pleaded not guilty and police have said he’s denied any involvement in the killings.


Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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