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D.A. to seek death penalty in Lancaster County couple's case

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 27, 2013 7:20 AM

(Lancaster) -- Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty against a central Pennsylvania couple charged in the death of their infant son last fall.

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Lancaster County prosecutors also said they will seek to try 24-year-old Andrew Moyer Sr. and 23-year-old Brianna Michael together in the October death of 6-week-old Andrew Moyer Jr.

The Columbia residents are charged with homicide, conspiracy, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Authorities say the infant was abused for at least a week before a final beating caused fatal brain injuries.

Moyer's attorney, Barry Goldman, said he wasn't surprised by the decision. He said he would use a private investigator and medical professionals to probe the mental health status of his client.

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