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Stroupe Likely To Face Death Penalty


August 3, 2017

Phillip Michael Stroupe II has been charged with the first-degree murder of 68-year-old Thomas Bryson, and District Attorney Greg Newman said he would seek the death penalty.

“I’m very comfortable in telling you that it would be an appropriate punishment upon conviction of a murder case in this matter,” Newman said in a press briefing on Tuesday.

As previously reported, Bryson was reported missing during a five-day manhunt for Stroupe.

After Stroupe was captured by law enforcement, Bryson’s body was discovered on Sunday in a field in Arden in Buncombe County.

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