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DA to seek life term in slaying of Barrett

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - Prosecutors in Rankin County say they will seek a life without parole sentence for the accused of killing white supremacist Richard Barrett last April.

According to WLBT News, District Attorney Michael Guest saids he will not seek the death penalty for Vincent McGee, who is charged with capital murder and arson.

The trial for McGee, who is black, has been scheduled for Feb. 14. Guest said he expects it to be postponed until August.

McGee has been held without bond since his arrest.

The 67-year-old Barrett moved to Mississippi in 1966, just before he founded a group called the Nationalist Movement.

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