Prosecutors seek death penalty in east Ga. slaying

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Updated: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:16:12 EST

LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty for an east Georgia man charged with raping and killing a woman whose body was found near trash dumpsters in Jefferson County.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1u2E9cS ) Middle Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman announced his intention Friday to pursue a death sentence for 37-year-old Anthony Mereal Lemon of Wadley.

Lemon was charged last month with murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, rape and sodomy in the slaying of 29-year-old Jamillah Mia Holmes of Sandersville. A county worker found her body May 12 at a garbage collection site near Wadley.

The decision to seek death of Lemon was announced during a preliminary hearing in Superior Court. Lemon has been jailed without bond.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com

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