State will seek death penalty against man accused of killing 2 at Hickory McDonald's

- The case against a Granite Falls man accused of killing two people at McDonald’s in Hickory will proceed as a capital matter.

During a hearing in Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, prosecutors for the State announced they will seek the death penalty for Eric Terril Yount.

Yount, 22, is accused in the March 2 shooting deaths of 22-year-old Richelle Scott Lail and 28-year-old Cody William Watts

Victoria Jayne has been appointed to represent Yount.

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. His next court date is scheduled for July 11, 2016.

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