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Death penalty not sought against man accused of killing Charlotte mother

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Prosecutors decided not to pursue the death against a man accused of killing a Charlotte mother in March.

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Police said Marquis Smith and the two other suspects, Tychius Dobie and Adonis Smith were shooting at each other when 27-year-old Kendal Crank was hit by a stray bullet at a North Tryon intersection.

(Tychicus Dobie, Adonis Smith, Marquis Smith)

Prosectuors have not said if the other two suspects, Tychius Dobie and Adonis Smith, will face the death penalty.

Friends of Crank called her a beautiful, young woman who had so much ahead to look forward to in life.

(Kendal Crank)

Since an assistance district attorney's car was involved in the crime scene, the district attorney handed off the case to state prosecutors to ensure the case remains fair.

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