Riverside, California 2021-06-16 17:57:19 –
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect where the couple’s remains were found.
Prosecutors said they intend to impose the death penalty on at least one of the two sentenced to death for a couple in New Hampshire buried on the beach in South Texas in 2019.
Adam C. Williams, 35, appeared in front of Judge Jack Pulcher in District 105 on Zoom Tuesday for a status meeting at the Kleberg County Courthouse. The prosecutor said during the hearing that if Williams was convicted in the trial, he would seek the death penalty.
The hearing took place almost two years after the bodies of James and Michel Butler were found in a shallow tomb on North Padre Island.
Williams, along with Amanda Nover, was charged by a grand jury in Kleberg County in October 2020 for deliberately and deliberately fatally shooting a couple in New Hampshire during a “criminal transaction.”
34-year-old Nover also appeared through the zoom in front of the Pulcher for a status meeting on Tuesday.
It was not immediately clear whether the prosecutor was also considering pursuing the death penalty for her.
Pulcher has postponed the jury trial of William and Nover, which was scheduled to begin on July 12, due to the slow progress of the forensic examination of evidence by COVID-19.
Instead, another series of status hearings will be held in early August.
Williams and Nover were initially accused of stealing James and Michel Butler’s pickup trucks. Records show that they were later charged with falsification of evidence, theft of felony, and illegal possession of firearms.
On October 22, a grand jury in Kleberg County charged Nover and Williams with murder.
A gag order was issued in the case.
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