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Attorneys: Don't Allow Death Penalty

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Attorneys for a man charged with murder say he shouldn't face the death penalty, because it would be cruel and unusual punishment.

Travis Bredhold was 18 years old when he was charged with murder.

He's accused of shooting and killing Mike Patel at the Marathon on Alexandria Drive back in December of 2013.

His attorneys are asking the judge to *not allow the death penalty in the case.

They cited studies and cases suggesting the death penalty should not be option for people under age 21.  

However, prosecutors say the law's the law and in Kentucky if you're 18 or older, you're treated as an adult.

The judge says he will take the arguments into consideration. 

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