Death penalty won't be sought in Reynolds case
Proscecutors have said they will not seek the death penalty against two of the teens accused of the murder of Adrianne Reynolds because the two were under the age of 17 at the time of the murder.
Nathan Gaudet plead guilty to concealing a homocide earlier in the week which sets up a situation where he'll likely be used as a witness against the other two defendants, Sarah Kolb and Cory Gregory.
Proscecutors would likely prefer that Kolb and Gregory be tried together and use Gaudet to testify against them.
However, when Kolb and Gregory appeared before Judge John Teros, Gregory's attorney requested that a different judge hear his case, and his case was assigned to be heard by Judge Jeff O'Connor. Defendants are granted one change of judge without having to provide a reason if they request it within 10 days of a first court appearance. That time limit had run out for Kolb, and her attorney had not made the request. So if the pair are to be tried together by the same judge, she would have to request a change of judges and demonstrate that Teros was prejudiced against her.
It remains to be seen how State's Attorney Jeff Terronez handles the situation.
Barb Ickes has the rest of the story at the Quad City Times online.