Death Penalty Sought for Pa. Man in Wife's Death

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    Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty against an eastern Pennsylvania man charged with fatally shooting his estranged wife in front of their children.

    The Express-Times said Friday's arraignment of 37-year-old Win Min Htut (Toot) in Lehigh County will be rescheduled because the bad weather prevented the defendant's Burmese interpreter from getting to court.

    Htut remains held without bail on criminal homicide and related charges in the Dec. 17 death of 37-year-old Thida Nyint.

    Police said the couple's 16-year-old daughter called 911 and said her parents argued in their Bethlehem home before going outside, where the woman was shot. Prosecutors said their 10-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter also witnessed the shooting.

    The slaying occurred the same day a protection-from-abuse order was approved against Htut.