OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Alameda County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting an 8-year-old Oakland girl during a sleepover.
Deputy District Attorney John Brouhard told a judge on Thursday that prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against Darnell Williams of Oakland in the shooting death of Alaysha Carradine in July.
The 23-year-old Williams has been charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting the girl after she answered the front door at her friend's apartment during a sleepover in Oakland.
Another suspect, 27-year-old Joe Carroll, also of Oakland, faces similar charges.
Williams also faces two special circumstances that make him eligible for the death penalty -committing multiple murders and lying in wait.
He is due back in court on June 11.
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