DA seeks death penalty in rural Pa. slaying

Pictured: Melanie Ray and Chandler Clark

September 16, 2011 8:38:05 AM PDT
A western Pennsylvania man charged with killing a man in suburban Philadelphia and fleeing west before being arrested in Indiana with his girlfriend could face the death penalty.

The Daily Local News reports prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for 20-year-old Chandler Clark. The Titusville man and 27-year-old Melanie Ann Ray are accused of killing Andre Dupuis last month in West Nottingham Township, Chester County.

Investigators say Clark shot Dupuis in the neck and back after he pulled over when Ray feigned an illness. Authorities say the couple had befriended the Aston man to steal his truck and flee arrest warrants issued in northwestern Pennsylvania.

The Daily Local News report says neither Clark nor his attorney discussed the filing at a hearing Thursday.


Information from: Daily Local News, http://www.dailylocal.com