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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing a Terre Haute police detective.

Shane Meehan is accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at an FBI office before shooting 53-year-old Officer Greg Ferency, who was an FBI task force officer.

Without capital punishment on the table, Meehan faces up to life in prison if convicted. Meehan’s attorneys argued he did not qualify for the death penalty due to brain damage and mental illness.