VIDEO: Defense Lawyers Request Speedy Trial For Cocoa Man Accused of Double Murder
By WFTV // January 23, 2017
Death Penalty still on the table, say Prosecutors
ABOVE VIDEO: The attorneys for an accused Brevard County killer are asking the court to grant him a speedy trial.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WFTV) – The attorneys for an accused Brevard County killer are asking the court to grant him a speedy trial.
Marcus Royal is already serving a life sentence for violation of probation in another case.
Prosecutors want him on death row for the 2013 murder of Faye Jones and her neighbor, Michael Fallon. Fallon was injured in the attack, but later died.
Channel 9’s Melonie Holt was in court Monday when Judge James Earp said it was time to move the case forward. However, the judge also pointed out that the death penalty is under question statewide.
Prosecutors reiterated Monday that they believe that the death penalty is still on the table for Royal.
Royal is accused of tying, binding and brutally attacking 80-year-old Jones in her Cocoa home.
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