Stabbing Death of Hiker Prompts Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Killer

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Prosecutors in Maricopa County are seeking the death penalty for Zion William Teasley, who is accused of the brutal stabbing of 29-year-old hiker Lauren Heike. Teasley allegedly stabbed Heike 15 times in a random, daylight attack at the Reach 11 trail in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to authorities. The victim’s parents, Jeff and Lana Heike, expressed their support for the decision to seek the death penalty for Teasley. They conveyed their gratitude …

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