- 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.

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


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