Prosecutors seek death penalty for O'Fallon, Mo. murder suspect

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by Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 26 at 10:10 PM

(KMOV.com) – Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against an O’Fallon, Mo. man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend.

St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar filed a notice Thursday seeking the death penalty against 63-year-old Terry Culberson, who is facing first-degree murder charges.

 Authorities said Culberson shot Dorothy Hall, 55, on February 5. Hall’s body was found at Culberson’s home. Authorities said Culberson later went on the run before he was caught in Oklahoma.

“Our investigation has uncovered evidence of certain aggravating circumstances that authorize us to seek the death penalty,” Lohmar said. “We believe that a St. Charles County jury should, after hearing the evidence, decide whether the death penalty is warranted.”

A date for Culberson’s trial has not been set; he is in custody on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

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