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New Prosecutor Assigned to Quadruple Homicide Case

Posted June 29, 2007 4:26 p.m. EDT

— A new prosecutor has been appointed to oversee a quadruple murder case that disbarred District Attorney Mike Nifong had been handling.

Juan Coleman, 27, Jamel Holloway, 27, Lennis Harris Jr., 24, and Jonathan Skinner, 26, were found shot to death execution-style inside the residence at 2222 Alpine Road on Nov. 19, 2005.

Rodrick Vernard Duncan was charged with the slayings last October. Police continue to search for two other men seen fleeing from the scene after the shootings.

Nifong said he would handle the case personally and would seek the death penalty against Duncan.

After Nifong was disbarred and suspended as district attorney for his handling of the Duke University lacrosse team sexual assault case, Interim District Attorney Jim Hardin assigned the case to Assistant District Attorney Tracy Cline.

Hardin said they will review the entire case file before deciding how to proceed.