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Death penalty sought in central Pa. triple slaying


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) (AP)ong> - Prosecutors in central Pennsylvania said they plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of having killed his estranged wife, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's mother before fleeing with his 4-year-old daughter.

Franklin County District Attorney Matthew Fogal filed notice to seek capital punishment in the event that 35-year-old Kevin Cleeves of Waynesboro is convicted of first-degree murder.

Officials said he was locked in a bitter custody battle with 25-year-old Brandi Cleeves before the July 27 slayings in Quincy Township.

Authorities allege that he killed her and 28-year-old Vincent Santucci outside a home and then killed 55-year-old Rosemary Holma when she tried to help her son.

Police said Kevin Cleeves was later captured near Youngstown with his daughter, who was unharmed.

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