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Players hope to avoid death penalty possibility

Updated: February 24, 2007, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Attorneys for two former Montana State University athletes accused of killing a suspected drug dealer want the state Supreme Court to prevent the prosecutor from seeking the death penalty.

Attorneys for former basketball player John Lebrum and former football player Branden Miller asked the Supreme Court to overturn a Gallatin County district judge's ruling that death is a possible punishment if the men are convicted, according to a 23-page ...

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