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Wayne County Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty In Precious Whitfield Case

Posted April 10, 2003 11:03 a.m. EDT

— Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against the man accused of kidnapping and killing a 5-year-old Wayne County girl.

Precious Whitfield was last seen May 17. Her body was found two days later under a bridge near her home.

A Wayne County grand jury indicted Eric Lane of kidnapping and murder charges.

Lane is being held at Raleigh's Central Prison because of threats made against him in Goldsboro.