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Death Penalty Being Sought Against Timothy Brokes

Brokes was shot during a confrontation with police in Monroe City, MO on Jan. 14, 2016. He was arrested and taken to the hospital.

Timothy Brokes will now face the possibility of being sentenced to the death penalty after the prosecuting attorneys filed a Notice of Intent Tuesday.

Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton stated in a press release that he and Special Assistant Prosecutor and Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick e-filed a Notice of Intent to seek the death penalty against Brokes.

Missouri law states in a first degree murder case, if certain aggravating circumstances are proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the judge or jury will determine if the defendant is eligible to be sentenced to death.

After a January crime spree, Brokes was arrested on January 12th in Monroe City.

Brokes faces charges of 1st degree assault, armed criminal action, assault of law enforcement and 1st degree murder in Marion and Monroe counties.

A hearing on motions by the defense to suppress evidence and statements is scheduled for September 21st at 8 am.

Clayton stated in the release, “I announced from the start of this case that all options were on the table, including the death penalty. The defendant was examined and found competent to proceed to trial. Once that stage was met, my office consulted with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Based upon that consultation and additional information learned over the course of the ongoing investigation of the defendant, the decision was made to seek the death penalty.”

No start date has been scheduled for the jury trial.

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