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El Paso District Attorney decides to pursue the death penalty in state’s case against Walmart shooter

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- El Paso District Attorney Bill Hicks has decided to pursue the death penalty in the state's case against accused Walmart shooter Patrick Crusius. Hicks is leading the state's prosecution against Crusius.

Crusius plead guilty to federal murder charges earlier this year. His sentencing date is set for June 30. Federal prosecutors have already said that they will not pursue the death penalty.

Crusius is charged with killing 23 people and injuring dozens others at the Cielo Vista Walmart August 3, 2019.

The case against Crusius has been pending for nearly four years. Former District Attorneys Jaime Esparza and Yvonne Rosales led the case before Hicks.

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