Prosecutors to seek death for sniper


A 24-count grand jury indictment of the alleged shooter, Charles McCoy, unsealed yesterday, includes one charge of aggravated murder, which carries the death penalty.

Franklin County prosecutors in Ohio sought the charge in connection with the death of grandmother Gail Knisley.

The grand jury indictment charges McCoy with 12 of the 24 incidents linked to the I-270 shooter, where police had ballistics evidence to tie McCoy to the crime.

Investigators were able to link bullet slugs and spent shell casings left at the 12 sites to McCoy’s 9mm Beretta pistol using ballistics evidence.

McCoy, 28, was arrested on March 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada after a local resident familiar with the Ohio case spotted the fugitive’s car parked outside a budget motel off the Vegas strip.