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Peter Capote Murder Trial Starts

Prosecutors started laying out their case today against a Shoals man accused of murdering a teen over an x-box in Colbert County.

Posted: Apr 17, 2018 6:58 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2018 7:02 PM

Prosecutors started laying out their case today against a Shoals man accused of murdering a teen over an x-box in Colbert County.

Peter Capote is one of five men charged in the 2016 murder of Kijana Freeman. WAAY 31's Breken Terry was at the courthouse to hear what prosecutors were saying about the case

"I am here outside of the Colbert County Courthouse where the jury heard opening statements and testimony from the first Tuscumbia police officer on scene. The district attorney's office told me its seeking the death penalty for Peter Capote.
Peter Capote, along with Thomas Hubbard, Benjamin Young, Devontae Bates, and Riley Hamm are all charged in connection with Kijana Freeman's death.
Tuscumbia police believe the group lured Freeman and a friend to Spring Creek apartments and shot Freeman to death and injured his teenage passenger.
Police said this was all over an x-box - the suspects thought Freeman stole, which ended up not being true. Police called Freeman's murder senseless. A jury found Young guilty in February and sentenced him to death for his role in Freeman's murder."

Capote's trial is expected to last all week. We do know there was a plea deal on the table for him to serve life without parole if he plead guilty. Hubbard and Hamm's trials are expected to happen sometime this year. Bates plead guilty to lesser charges in 2017. In Tuscumbia, Breken Terry, WAAY 31 News.

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