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Son Accused Of Killing Parents Indicted, Won't Face Death Penalty

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty against a 22-year-old man charged with the death of his parents.

Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Crawford made the announcement Wednesday after a Grant County grand jury indicted Russell Bramlage on two counts of murder, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Bramlage has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The bodies of Terry and Lynda Bramlage were found in November at their home in Grant County in northern Kentucky.

Crawford said his decision was based, in part, on what the Bramlage family wanted.

Bramlage has been held at the Grant County jail without bond since his arrest April 1.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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