- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a man charged in the December shooting deaths of a woman and her 2-year-old daughter.

Omaha television station KETV reports (https://bit.ly/2a1QZ87 ) that 24-year-old Dontevous Loyd appeared in court Thursday and was formally arraigned on the enhanced first-degree murder charges. Prosecutors say they also will file witness tampering charges against Loyd, saying he threatened a witness from jail.

Police say Destacia Straughn, who had dated Loyd on and off, reported to police on Dec. 6 that she was afraid of Loyd, and officers removed him from her apartment. Police say later that night, Loyd kicked in Straughn’s apartment door and began shooting, killing 2-year-old Kenacia Straughn first, then her mother. Three other women visiting were shot and injured.

___

Information from: KETV-TV, https://www.ketv.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide