District Attorney says state will seek death penalty against Earl Kimrey

The District Attorney in the Earl Kimrey murder case of Mariah Woods announced Thursday the state will seek the death penalty.

In a notice filed in Superior Court, District Attorney Ernie Lee said the following:

1. The above-named defendant was indicted by the Grand Jury of Onslow County on February 13, 2018 for the offenses of for the offenses of first-degree murder, felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily idury, felony common law obstruction ofjustice, feiony concealment of death, second degree burglary, felony larceny, and felony possession of stolen property.

2. The State intends to declare the first-degree murder case in 1g cRS 50503 as capital and to seek the death penalty due to the existence of at least one aggravating circumstance beyond a reasonable doubt pursuant to N.C.G.S. 154-2000 and N.C.G.S. ls-2004.

3. Said notice to seek the death penalty is hereby filed with the Court on or before the date of the Rule 24 pretrial conference or the date of arraignment, whichever is later pursuant to N.C.G.S. I5A-2004.

Kimrey was charged with the murder of Mariah Woods on Jan. 24.

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