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Death Penalty Now Off The Table For Efrain Diaz

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The attorney for Efrain Diaz said that the death penalty has been taken off the table for his client in the shooting death of a UK student.

Efrain Diaz, Justin Smith and Roman Gonzalez Jr. are charged with robbing and killing UK student Jonathan Krueger back in April of 2015. 

Lawyers for Diaz and Smith lobbied the court to take capital punishment off the table, arguing that their brains weren't fully developed since they were under 21 during events that led up to Krueger's death.

You can read the order below.

According to CourtNet, a similar order was entered for Justin Smith as well.

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