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Death Penalty sought against Leon Tripp in Latania Carwell case

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - District Attorney Natalie Paine has filed a new motion in the case of Leon Tripp, saying she intends to seek the death penalty against him.

The motion filed in Superior Court states, Tripp allegedly killed his step-daughter, 16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell, during the act of another felony and that the crime was outrageously vile and the murder involved torture.

After Latania  Janelle's remains were identified earlier this week, The DA upgraded the charges against Tripp as well as formally charged her mother, Tanya Tripp, with murder.

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