Prosecutor seeks death penalty in Arkansas officer's killing

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a man charged in the fatal shooting of an Arkansas deputy.
 
Thirty-five-year-old Billy Jones is charged with one count of capital murder in the death of 66-year-old Sebastian County sheriff's Cpl. Bill Cooper.
 
Jones is accused of killing Cooper on Aug. 10 after Cooper and others responded to a domestic disturbance call near Hackett.
 
Jones also faces 10 counts of attempted capital murder, possession of firearms by certain persons and killing or injuring animals used by law enforcement. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
 
Prosecutor Daniel Shue informed the judge in the case of the decision to seek the death penalty in a letter filed Monday.
 
Cooper's life was honored at the sheriff's office Thursday, and U.S. Sen. John Boozman visited the department to give his personal condolences.
 
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