Ark. prosecutor to seek death penalty in slayings

FORT SMITH (AP) - An Arkansas prosecutor plans to seek the death penalty for a man accused of hacking two men to death with a machete in June.

Twenty-year-old Gregory Aaron Kinsey faces two counts of capital murder in the June 26 deaths of 39-year-old Brandon Prince and 32-year-old Nathan Young, both of Fort Smith.

The Times Record reports that Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Shue filed a letter Thursday outlining his plans to seek the death penalty against Kinsey. Shue says factors that led to his decisions include the sufficiency of the evidence linking Kinsey to the crimes and the seriousness of the offense.

A video of Kinsey's interview with police following his arrest showed he remained calm as he described becoming angry at Prince and Young during an oral confrontation.

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