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State of Indiana seeking death penalty for Cottrell

Thursday, November 10, 2005

New information has been released regarding the prosecution of Chad A. Cottrell for the murder of his wife, Trisha Cottrell, and her two children, Brittany, 12, and Victoria, 10, Williams.

The State of Indiana is seeking the death penalty for Cottrell.

In an Intent to Seek Death Penalty notice, it is stated that "Chad A. Cottrell committed the Murder of Brittany Williams while committing or attempting to commit Child Molesting which constitutes an aggravating circumstance justifying imposition of the Death Penalty." The same entry was included for the charge of Victoria William's murder.

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