Prosecution Won't Seek Death Penalty For Suspects in Gas Station Shooting

In court on Wednesday, prosecution agreed not to seek the death penalty for the three suspects in a gas station shooting

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    Prosecution decided in court on Wednesday that they will not seek the death penalty on three teens accused of shooting and killing a couple at a Miami Gardens gas station in July.

    They agreed to not seek the death penalty for two of the suspects, Wayne Williams and Eric Ellington, because they are both 16-years-old. Williams and Ellington are believed to be the shooters.

    The third suspect, Dylan McFarlane, is believed to be the driver. Though McFarlane is of age, prosecution said they can't seek the death penalty on the driver if they can't seek it on the shooters.

    Kennia Duran, 24, and Julian Soler, 23, were pumping gas at the Mobile Mart near 167th St and NW 57th Ave at around 12:38 a.m. on July 25th when they were forced out of their car and shot to death, according to police.

    All three suspects were charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed carjacking, one count of armed robbery conspiracy and one count of burglary with assault of battery while armed, reports said.

    Surveillance video from the gas station gave police evidence of what happened between the couple and the carjackers, who fled after the shooting.

    The next hearing is scheduled for September 28th by Judge Walsh.