JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- A North Carolina man faces the death penalty in thewhose disappearance sparked a five-day search.
The StarNews of Wilmington reports that Fourth Prosecutorial District Attorney Ernie Lee announced Thursday that he intends to declare the first-degree murder case of Mariah Woods as capital and will seek the death penalty against Adolphus "Earl" Kimrey II, citing aggravating circumstances.
The girl's body was found in a creek, and an autopsy
Kimrey was first initially charged with lesser crimes Dec. 2, including concealing a death. He was indicted earlier this week on charges including first-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.
It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.