Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Man Accused of Killing Pa. Mom

Prosecutors seek death penalty in Lehigh Valley mother's 2013 kidnap death

Prosecutors say they'll pursue the death penalty against a man charged with kidnapping and killing a co-worker whose bones were found buried in his eastern Pennsylvania yard.

Monroe County District Attorney David Christine wants 49-year-old Michael Horvath killed if he's convicted of first-degree murder.

Horvath has pleaded not guilty but was ordered to stand trial last month on charges of homicide, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse in the death of 41-year-old Holly Grim. [[396939281, C]]

Grim was last seen in Lehigh County's Lower Macungie Township in November 2013. She and Horvath had worked together at a company that makes church organs.

Police say bone fragments unearthed at Horvath's Ross Township property were consistent with a gunshot wound to the chest, and say Horvath owned DVDs dealing with murder, sexually deviant behavior and "hunting humans." [[397001221, C]]

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