Prosecutors seeking death for Bean Station pharmacy shooter

BEAN STATION, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man accused of opening fire in a Bean Station pharmacy last May. Jason Holt is accused of killing two people and wounding two more when he tried robbing the Down Home Pharmacy at gunpoint.

The store's owner, Steve Lovell, and a customer, Richard Sommerville, were killed. Two pharmacy employees, Janet Clift and Alexia Wilson, were also shot, but survived.

Police say Holt allegedly took eight bottles of Oxycodone pills before shooting them.

The Grainger Co. Grand Jury indicted Jason Bryan Holt on two counts of first degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of felony murder, five counts of aggravated assault, eight counts of aggravated kidnapping, six counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and a lone count of especially aggravated robbery.

Holt's next hearing is set for Dec. 2. Since prosecutors are going for the death penalty, Holt will have a second attorney assigned to him.


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