A paroled drug addict charged with killing two of his ex-girlfriend's neighbors after he wounded her faces life without parole, rather than death, if convicted.
A committee of six senior prosecutors rejected seeking the death penalty for Donald Davis, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said Friday, declining to elaborate.
Relatives of one of Davis' alleged shooting victims said they would have preferred a potential death sentence but they would be satisfied if Davis spends the rest of his life in jail.
Davis, 31, of Harlem, was charged with the attempted murder of Kim Tucker, 26, a Village Voice employee whom he allegedly shot May 22 in her Manhattan apartment after she jilted him.
As neighbor Frederick Broughton, 31, left his apartment on his way to work, Davis spotted him and shot him dead, police said.
Davis then went to the lobby, where he allegedly killed the superintendent, Edward Wyss, 30, before fleeing.