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Teen Could Face Death Penalty In Wake Deputy's Death

Posted March 12, 2004

— A teenager could be executed if convicted of killing a Wake County deputy.

The state has announced it will seek the death penalty against 18-year-old Matthew Grant.

Investigators say Grant shot and killed veteran deputy Mark Tucker in February. Grant was on probation at the time.

Investigators say Grant was getting ready to do some target practice when Tucker approached.

Grant told investigators he panicked and fired. His trial is tentatively set for October.


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