Death penalty sought for triple-homicide

Prosecutors will seek the death sentence for a North Charleston triple murder that lead to the deaths of a mother and two of her children.

Anthony SandersThe Post and Courier reports:
Officials have declined to speculate on a motive behind the slayings. But the death penalty notice contends aggravating circumstances in the homicides because they were committed during an act of criminal sexual conduct and a burglary. A finding of aggravating circumstances is necessary to seek the death penalty.

The incident took place a little more than a year ago.

Anthony Sanders, age 25 at his arrest, is charged with killing Diane R. Grant, 44, Jatavious DeVore, 20, and DeAnna DeVore, 14, were shot at the Archdale Forest Apartments on July 10, 2007. Grant's two other children a 5-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy were in the home, but survived the incident.

The Post and Courier covered the shootings and Sanders arrest last year.

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