OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Alameda County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting an 8-year-old Oakland girl during a sleepover.
Deputy District Attorney John Brouhard told a judge on Thursday that prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against Darnell Williams of Oakland in the shooting death of Alaysha Carradine in July.
The 23-year-old Williams has been charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting the girl after she answered the front door at her friend's apartment during a sleepover in Oakland.
Another suspect, 27-year-old Joe Carroll, also of Oakland, faces similar charges.
Williams also faces two special circumstances that make him eligible for the death penalty —committing multiple murders and lying in wait.
He is due back in court on June 11.
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