No Death Penalty Option in Riddick Murder Trial

By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email
By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email

A man accused of capital murder in Madison County was in court today.

A motions hearing was held in the Rashad Riddick case. Both sides revealed that they have come to an agreement. Riddick will have a bench trial instead of a jury trial.

In exchange, no death penalty option.

Riddick was accused of killing three of his family members - his uncle James Jackson, Jackson’s wife Karen and her daughter Chante Davis. They were found dead on a Madison county farm.

Riddick pleaded not guilty to all 11 charges - including six counts of capital murder.

Those charges could have meant the death penalty for Riddick if he was found guilty.


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