According to KIRO in Seattle the Pierce County Prosecutor has announced that due to his history of mental illness they will not seek the death penalty against Charles W. Nettlebeck, the 52-year-old man arrested for the March ax murders of Barbara Joe Nettlebeck and Bretta Joan Hawkins.

A March 2010 date has been set for the trial. If convicted Nettlebeck could face life in prison without parole.

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