- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina district attorney says he will seek the death penalty against the adoptive father of a teenager who was missing for years before her body was found in South Carolina.

The judge presiding over a hearing in Salisbury on Wednesday confirmed the decision by the district attorney’s office to try the case against Sandy Parsons as a capitol murder case.

Sandy Parsons is charged with murder in the death of Erica Parsons, whose body was found in 2016. A grand jury indicted Parsons and his wife, Casey, in February for multiple charges, including first-degree murder. In 2016, Sandy Parsons led authorities to Erica’s body in Chesterfield County, South Carolina

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Erica was reported missing in 2013. She had last been seen alive in 2011, when she was 13.

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