Prosecutors in Rowan County will seek the death penalty against one of the three people charged in the death of a Salisbury dentist six weeks ago.
During a court hearing Monday, prosecutors said they will ask for the death penalty in the case of Christopher Boyd, 21. He is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery in the June 26 death of Dr. James David Boyd, a longtime Salisbury dentist who was found strangled to death in his home.
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Prosecutors last week said they will not seek the death penalty against two other people charged in the case – Candice Jo Drye, 23; and Jonathan Barrett, 18. Both of them also face the murder, burglary and robbery charges.
Drye's fiancee has said that Drye was getting painkillers from Dr. Boyd, who is not related to Christopher Boyd.