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    Prosecutors seek death penalty in killings of mom, daughter

    May 4, 2019

    BENNETTESVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty against a 33-year-old man charged with killing a woman and her 8-year-old daughter.

    WPDE-TV reports prosecutors filed their intention for a death penalty trial for Jejuancey Harrington last month in Marlboro County.

    Authorities say 36-year-old Ella Lowery was found dead in her Bennettsville home in May 2017, prompting a nearly two week search for her missing daughter.

    Investigators say Iyana Lowery’s body was then found in a swamp and her DNA was found in the trunk of Harrington’s car.

    Authorities have not given a motive for the killings and a gag order was issued in the case six days after the girl’s body was found.

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    Information from: WPDE-TV, http://www.carolinalive.com/