Fresno DA will not seek death penalty against man accused of killing Nick Kauls

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing 17-year-old Nick Kauls during a robbery spree.

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Officials say Joseph Espinoza's young age and lack of criminal history make the death penalty a difficult argument. He is expected to go on trial this June.

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Kauls was shot and killed in the Old Fig Garden district. It was the area's first murder in 83 years.
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