Prosecutors say they won't seek the death penalty for a man accused of intentionally crashing his truck into a van in northeast Texas, killing two young boys.
Zachary Blaise Salazar, 21, is charged with two counts of capital murder for the Jan. 13 crash that killed 3-year-old James Crowley and 7-year-old Riley Burgess.
A probable cause affidavit alleges that Salazar intentionally crashed his truck into a van because he was angry with his girlfriend, the Texarkana Gazette reported. The two boys were passengers in the van.
Salazar has pleaded not guilty. At a court hearing Monday in Texarkana, Texas, First Assistant District Attorney Kelley Crisp said her office would not seek the death penalty, citing Salazar's history of mental illness.
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Salazar is being held in the Bowie County jail on $5 million bond. A pretrial hearing is set for July 1 in the case.