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Dec 23, 2012 4:22 PM

Accused Killer Could Face Death Penalty

Prosecutors in Pike County may seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a man during a robbery.

According to the Appalachian News Express, Richard Ratliff was arrested Wednesday and plead not guilty guilty to murder charges for the shooting death of Ricky Coleman in early October.

Prosecutors say Ratliff shot Coleman three times and took off with his wallet.

Another man at the home was also shot and he is still in the hospital.

Ratliff is being held without bond in a Pike County jail.


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