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State seeks death penalty in two murder cases in Collier County

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Posted at 9:13 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 09:13:13-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Local prosecutors are making it official. They've let the court know they're seeking the death penalty in two separate homicide cases.

The State Attorney's Office 20th Judicial Circuit says they'll push for the execution of 39-year-old Brandon Jensen, who was indicted last month.

He's accused of beating and shooting someone to death in an RV parked behind the Carillon Place shopping center on February 14, 2019. A witness in the RV says he heard shots being fired in the RV before the suspect fled and was later found in a nearby retention pond.

And prosecutors say they'll also seek the death penalty against Thomas Evans. He's accused of stabbing a 78-year-old woman to death in her Chesapeake Avenue home. Authorities say it happened as he was committing a robbery on January first of this year.