No death penalty for man jailed 10 years awaiting trial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) " Alabama prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a man who has been jailed nearly 10 years while he awaits trial.

Kharon Davis has been held without bail in the Houston County Jail since his arrest in 2007. He is accused of killing Pete Reeves of Dothan. Davis has maintained he is innocent.

A prosecutor with the Alabama attorney general's office filed the notice in court Monday saying the state won't seek the death penalty. The filing did not state a reason.

Davis was charged with capital murder because prosecutors said the shooting occurred during a robbery. Davis' supporters have argued there was no evidence to support that charge.

The trial, now scheduled for September, has been delayed multiple times.

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This story has been corrected to show that Davis was arrested in 2007, not 2017

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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