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Prosecutors Will Not Seek Death Penalty For Summerfield

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  Original Published: 7/9/2013Prosecutors in Dare County North Carolina will not seek the death penalty against an Ashland man accused of killing his former girlfriend and mother of his son.Nathan Summerfield is charged with the murder ofLynn Jackenheimer, 33. She was last seen alive on July 3, 2012 and her body was discovered on July 10 on Hatteras Island in North Carolina. She was stabbed and strangled. Summerfield appeared in court Monday for the hearing where prosecutors announced the decision before Superior Court Judge J.C. Cole. According to the Ashland Times Gazette, the district attorney for North Carolina, Frank Parrish, said the circumstances in the case, do not fall under statute of requirements for the death penalty. Jackenheimer was on vacation with Summerfield, their son Leland and her 14-year-old daughter at the time of her disappearance over the week of July 4th. Summerfield is currently being held in the Dare County Jail.A trial date has not been scheduled.
   
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