Death Penalty Sought in Banda Case

September 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man accused of murdering a Tulare County Sheriff's Detective. 21-year-old Jorge Banda pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He is charged with murdering 38-year old Detective Kent Haws last December.

The murder charges include the special circumstance of acting as a member of a street gang. A trial date has been set for January.



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