DA will seek death penalty in Peacock case

Updated: Mar. 31, 2017 at 1:13 PM EDT
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COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) - District Attorney Brad Shealy and his office are seeking the death penalty in the case against Jeffrey Peacock.

Shealy announced the update in the case Friday morning.

His office expects to file the notice of intent Monday.

"This tragic case clearly meets the statutory requirements for imposition of the death penalty as set forth in the Georgia code. I will be assisting Senior Assistant District Attorney Jim Prine of our Thomasville office, who will be the lead counsel," said Shealy.

Peacock has been in the Colquitt County Jail since May of 2016, accused of killing his five friends.

He was indicted last week, facing with 14 charges, including malice murder.

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