HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are no longer seeking the death penalty for a Connecticut drug dealer convicted for his role in the killings of three people who were beaten to death in a turf dispute over crack cocaine sales.
The U.S. attorney’s office notified Azibo Aquart’s lawyer about its decision late last month, according to a court document filed Tuesday. A spokesperson for federal prosecutors had no immediate comment Thursday.
Aquart was sentenced to death in 2012 for the 2005 killings in Bridgeport, but the sentence was overturned by a federal appeals court. He now faces up to life in prison for the slayings.
Aquart’s lawyer had no comment.