Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty For Teen Accused Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they won’t seek the death penalty for a teenager accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and taking her body to western Colorado.

Tanner Flores was in court on Monday ahead of a planned 10-day trial starting next week. The 19-year-old faces first-degree murder and kidnapping charges in the death of 18-year-old Ashley Doolittle.

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Tanner Flores (credit: Larimer County)

The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports that 150 residents will be included in an initial jury pool and attorneys will narrow that to 14 jurors, including 2 alternates.

Doolittle’s mother reported her missing on June 9, 2016. Police have said the woman was killed after she and Flores broke up.

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Ashley Doolittle (credit: CBS)

Authorities have said her body was found in Flores’ truck at his grandfather’s vacant property near Collbran.

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