Death penalty waived for Oklahoma couple charged in bounty death

TEXARKANA, Ark. — Federal prosecutors say they won't seek the death penalty against an Oklahoma couple charged in the death of a man whose body was found at the Texarkana Speedway.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Modified: January 24, 2013 at 9:33 am •  Published: January 24, 2013
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The Larcades allegedly kidnapped Watkins from Broken Bow to collect a $1,000 bounty being offered on Facebook by a former Texarkana pawn shop employee. The former pawn shop employee has not been charged in the case.

The Larcades have been in custody since Aug. 13.

Leslie Larcade is represented by Texarkana defense attorneys Craig Henry and Jason Mitchell. Chrystal Larcade is represented by Texarkana lawyers Jeff Harrelson and John Pickett.

The couple is scheduled for a jury trial before U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey in April at the federal courthouse in downtown Texarkana.

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