Prosecutors Seeking Death Penalty for 24-year-old Accused of Killing Plano, Fort Worth Women

Prosecutors in Tarrant County are seeking a death sentence for a 24-year-old man accused of raping and strangling a Fort Worth woman police say he dated briefly.Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson has sought the death penalty only one other time in her roughly two years in office, her office said Thursday.Authorities say Reginald Gerard Kimbro killed Megan Leigh Getrum, 36, of Plano, within days of killing Molly Matheson, 22. Matheson, who police say briefly dated Kimbro, was found strangled in her Fort Worth apartment April 10. Getrum left her home in Plano four days later and never returned. Police do not believe that Getrum knew Kimbo. Her body was found in Lake Ray Hubbard April 15. Police said both women were sexually assaulted.Kimbro, who turned 24 this week, remains jailed in Tarrant County. He has denied killing either woman, police said.The Tarrant County district attorney's office is overseeing the Matheson case. The Collin County district attorney's office is overseeing the Getrum case, though it's unclear how the office plans to move forward with the case.The two counties will have to work out how to prosecute the cases, the Tarrant County district attorney's spokeswoman said.  Continue reading...

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