POTEAU, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for one of two men charged in the east Oklahoma slaying of a Fort Smith, Ark., woman.
Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they'd pursue execution for 24-year-old Johnathan Thacker.
Thacker and his brother, Elvis Thacker, are each charged with first-degree murder for the 2010 slaying of 22-year-old Briana Jane Ault of Fort Smith.
The Southwest Times Record reports (http://is.gd/TR0cbR) no decision has been made yet on whether to seek execution for Elvis Thacker, who was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.
The brothers are already serving time for convictions in Arkansas, including the stabbing of Fort Smith police officer.
Ault's body was discovered in a pond in Pocola. A police report said her throat was slashed.
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