Prosecutors seek death penalty for Toledo

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a central Florida man accused of killing his wife and her young children.

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Luis Toledo has waived his right to a speedy trial. He faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Yessenia Suarez and two charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of her children.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Assistant State Attorney J. Ryan Will has filed the notice of intent to seek the death penalty in the children's slayings.

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Prosecutors say Toledo killed his wife during an argument. He told deputies that someone else killed the children.

Suarez and the children were reported missing Oct. 23, the day after a confrontation at her workplace. Their bodies have not been found.


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