Sievers’ attorney appeals state’s decision to seek death penalty

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FILE Photo of Mark Sievers mugshot from 2016 – Photo courtesy of Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Mark Sievers’ attorney filed a motion to strike the State Attorney’s Office intention of seeking the death penalty for Sievers in the high-profile murder case of his wife.

In order to seek the death penalty, prosecutors must present a list of “aggravating factors the state intends to prove… [and] can prove beyond a reasonable doubt.” Something Sievers’ attorney, Antonio Faga, says the state “fails” to do.

Mark Sievers is charged with first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of his wife in June 2015.


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