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Prosecutors say they won't seek the death penalty against a man accused of kidnapping a girl from Colorado Springs and raping and killing her at a Teller County campground.
Jury selection is set to begin Friday in the second trial for 26-year-old Anthony Jimenez. He's charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, rape and other crimes in the death of 16-year-old Jennifer Baker in August of 2000.
District Attorney Jeanne Smith says prosecutors decided against seeking the death penalty after talking to jurors who served in Jimenez's first trial, which ended in a mistrial in June. She says prosecutors also considered psychiatric evaluations of Jimenez that
weren't previously available, new information from investigators and discussions with Baker's mother.
That woman -- Kathy Hicks -- says she originally favored execution, but understands the prosecutors' decision. She says to her, life in prison without parole is a death sentence in itself.
Defense attorneys say Jimenez's former friend Michael Easton raped and murdered Baker and then blamed Jimenez, who was sleeping in a tent when the crimes occurred. Easton was sentenced to 73 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for testifying against Jimenez.