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Prosecutor Seeking Death Penalty in Bank Massacre Case

Four employees and a customer at the SunTrust bank were killed last month

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    Police Work to Find Motive in Sebring Bank Shooting

    At least five people died after a shooter opened fire at a SunTrust bank in Central Florida. Zephen Xaver, 21, was identified as the suspect. NBC 6 anchor Dan Grossman reports live from Sebring, Florida.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019)

    A prosecutor says he plans to seek the death penalty for a man arrested in the fatal shootings of five women at a Florida bank last month.

    State Attorney Brian Haas said at a news conference Friday that he had reached the "unquestionable conclusion" that he should seek the death penalty against 21-year-old Zephen Xaver.

    Haas also said a grand jury in Highlands County, Florida, this week had indicted Xaver on five counts of first-degree murder. Xaver will be arraigned later this month.

    Four employees and a customer at the SunTrust bank were killed last month.

    Police ID Some Victims in Sebring Bank Shooting

    [NATL-MI] Police ID Some Victims in Sebring Bank Shooting

    Police identify some of the five victims in the shooting at a SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida as the suspect, Zephen Xaver, is ordered held without bond.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019)

    Sebring Police officials say the women were shot in an apparently random act of violence.

    Hass on Friday didn't offer any further details on what motivated the suspect.