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Accused killer moves to strike death penalty

Accused killer moves to strike death penalty

A man accused of killing three people has asked a judge to strike the death penalty in his case.

Investigators say Derrick Thompson killed Steven and Debra Zachowski of Milton and then murdered Allen Johnson in Bay County all within a week.

He's been charged with first degree murder and faces the death penalty.

However, the state Supreme Court recently required the legislature to clarify the state's death penalty laws.

That could happen as soon as April.

However, the Supreme Court could ultimately decide the issue before then.

Even if a judge removes the death penalty from this case, Thompson is still eligible for life in prison.

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