- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors in Arapahoe County will seek the death penalty against a man accused of raping his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint and killing his 6-year-old son.

The Aurora Sentinel reports (https://goo.gl/LDB12y ) 27-year-old Brandon Johnson faces several charges, including first-degree murder of a child and sexual assault, stemming from the Feb. 10 attack. His attorneys do not dispute that he killed his son, but they say he acted impulsively and without deliberation.

They also say Johnson would have pleaded guilty and accepted life in prison without parole if the death penalty were to be taken off the table, but prosecutors declined the offer.

Investigators say Johnson’s ex-girlfriend ran to a neighbor’s house, where she called police to say she had been attacked. The couple’s 2-year-old son was physically unharmed.


Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, https://www.aurorasentinel.com/

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