Prosecutor seeking death penalty in John Arnoult's murder case in Trumann

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    HARRISBURG, Ark. (AP) - A prosecutor says he's seeking the death penalty against a man charged with capital murder in the deaths of two people in northeast Arkansas.

    Prosecutor Scott Ellington filed a motion Thursday in Poinsett County Circuit Court to seek the death penalty against 28-year-old John Anthony Arnoult of Jonesboro.

    Arnoult is charged in the Sept. 2 killings of 57-year-old John Poff and 56-year-old Constance "Connie" Cole. Authorities say Poff and Cole both suffered blunt force trauma and were shot with a .40-caliber handgun.

    Authorities arrested Arnoult after a maintenance worker found Cole and Poff dead in Poff's mobile home in Trumann.

    The Jonesboro Sun reports that Arnoult is due in court Monday morning for a motions hearing.

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