COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The man suspected of shooting and killing State Trooper Kevin Conner will face the death penalty.
Columbus County District Attorney Jon David requested to try this case as a capital case. A judge ruled in favor of the District Attorney’s office.
Askew’s attorney argued for a continuance Friday because he questions Askew’s competency. The judge denied that request.
Askew will be assigned a second attorney for the trial.
We will hear from Askew’s family coming up tonight on WWAY.