Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty if a 19-year-old Carlisle man is convicted of first-degree murder in a fatal shooting last year.
The Cumberland County district attorney’s office last week filed a notice of intent to seek a death sentence against Craig R. Hines Jr., according to court records.
Hines is awaiting trial for the killing of 23-year-old Michael Burch in the first block of East Penn Street on June 21, 2018.
Hines is charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and related offenses.
Police said Burch was walking with a friend when a Chevrolet SUV pulled alongside the two men and Hines, the driver, fired multiple shots before fleeing.
One of the bullets struck Burch and he died at the scene.