- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Prosecutors have two months to decide whether a Henrico County man charged in the shooting deaths of his parents will face the possibility of the death penalty if convicted.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1P8uKGt) a judge on Thursday ordered prosecutor Shannon Taylor to decide by Aug. 16 whether she will pursue the death penalty in 22-year-old William Roy Brissette’s case.

Brissette is charged with two counts each of capital murder and use of a firearm in the deaths of 59-year-old Henry J. Brissette III and 56-year-old Martha B. Brissette.

The couple was found shot to death on March 27 inside their home, where their son also lived.

Police said it was William Brissette who called authorities after the shooting.

His expected trial date is June 2017.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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