63-year-old Steven Finckbeiner was shot dead in February during a robbery of the Louisiana feed store that he owned.
The assailants, Charles McQuarter III and Dracier Dewey, 22, made off with the store's cash register, reports say.
Also shot was Finckbeiner's wife, Connie, who survived the attack.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a Reserve man accused of killing the proprietor of a LaPlace feed store during a robbery and wounding his wife. They made the announcement Wednesday afternoon as the alleged gunman, Charles McQuarter III, pleaded not guilty during a brief court appearance before state District Judge Sterling Snowdy.Continue reading ►
A grand jury charged McQuarter, 22, with first-degree murder of Steven Finckbeiner, 63, and attempted first-degree murder of Connie Finckbeiner, 58. A second suspect, Dracier Dewey, 22, of Reserve, was charged with being a principal to second-degree murder and a principal to attempted first-degree murder. Dewey also pleaded not guilty Wednesday.
Connie Finckbeiner and other relatives were in court for the hearing. They would not comment afterward.
District Attorney Tom Daley has said he presented the lesser charge of second-degree murder for Dewey to the grand jury because Dewey was not the shooter.
2 arrested in deadly robbery at LaPlace feed store ►
More stories like this ►
Join Us On Facebook
Send no money. I don't take cash from readers. But you CAN help me help me when you LIKE DailyKenn.com on Facebook. Click the ✓ below.
[ DailyKenn.com ► ]
Please report errors
Like this story?
Help Kenn spread the word by clicking it onto Facebook. See icon below . . .
Permission is granted to use the material in this article providing (1) the byline is included in an obvious manner crediting DailyKenn.com as the author, (2) a link to this page is included and (3) no changes are made either by deletion, addition or annotation. Original compositions at DailyKenn.com are sometimes seeded with decoy data, such as hidden acronyms, to detect unauthorized use and plagiarism.
COMMENTS: The use of vulgarities and pejoratives may result in your comment being zapped.