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Judge: prosecution can seek death penalty in Durham boy's death

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Last month the state said it would seek the death penalty against Everett Lamont Graves, who is accused of killing 9-year-old Jaeden Sharpe. Last month the state said it would seek the death penalty against Everett Lamont Graves, who is accused of killing 9-year-old Jaeden Sharpe.
DURHAM, N.C. - A judge in Durham ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can seek the death penalty against a Durham man accused of fatally shooting a 9-year-old boy earlier this year.

Last month the state said it would seek the death penalty against Everett Lamont Graves, who is accused of killing 9-year-old Jaeden Sharpe. On Tuesday, the judge determined that the state’s case meets the requirement for the death penalty.

Sharpe was shot Jan. 4 and died from his injuries.

Graves turned himself in to authorities Jan. 23. He is charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Sharpe and his mother, 31-year-old Lakeisha Holloway, were in a vehicle on Lucas Drive when shots were fired into the vehicle Jan. 4 around 6 p.m.

Holloway drove away to get help and she and her son were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Sharpe was a third-grader at W.G. Pearson Elementary School.

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