Montana Prosecutors Won't Seek Death in Killing of a Rockford Man

MONTANA (WIFR) -- A Montana resident charged with the murder of a Stateline man will not be facing the death penalty.

Simon Jacobson and another man are accused of posing as FBI agents to kidnap Dejuan Laster of Rockford from a Billings, Montana hotel room. Jacobson later admitted to shooting Laster but he's plead not guilty to the murder charge. The public defender said his office was preparing for a possible death penalty case but prosecutors announced Monday they will not seek the death penalty on Jacobson.