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State May Seek Death Penalty in Kennewick Murder Trial

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KENNEWICK, Wash., -- The man accused of a fatal shooting in Kennewick last week may face the death penalty when his trial begins.

Grant Scantling pleaded not guilty this morning to the 1st degree aggravated murder of a man who lived with Scantling's ex-girlfriend.

Scantling's case is eligible for the death penalty, but prosecutor Andy Miller will decide early next week whether to explore the option.

Scantling is currently in the Benton County jail on a $1 million bond.

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