Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a Germantown mother and her 11-year-old son, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office told Patch.
Defense attorneys referenced the decision during a pre-trial hearing, The Washington Times and several other news outlets reported.
Curtis Lopez, 46, was indicted on two counts murder, two counts kidnapping and robbery, Patch has reported.
He is accused of killing his estranged wife, Jane McQuain, in her Germantown apartment and beating to death her son, William, whose body was found in a wooded area of Clarksburg.
A trial was scheduled for Jan. 7, 2013.