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Federal prosecutors will not seek death penalty against northern NM compound suspects

Federal prosecutors will not seek death penalty against northern NM compound suspects

Joshua Panas
April 02, 2019 12:17 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Federal prosecutors revealed in a court filing Tuesday that they will not seek the death penalty against the adults who were arrested at a compound in Taos County.

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Jany Leveille, Hujrah Wahhaj, Subhanah Wahhaj, and Lucas Morton faced the possibility of a death sentence if they were found guilty on a federal kidnapping charge.

The death penalty was not on the table for Siraj Ibn Wahhaj. He is the father of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, the Georgia boy who prosecutors say was kidnapped and was found dead at the compound. A federal law says a parent can't get the death penalty for kidnapping their own child.

In addition to the kidnapping charge, all five adults face federal terrorism and gun charges.

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