Suspect in Couple's Murder to Face Death Penalty

JACKSONVILLE, FL (AP) -- Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a man charged with kidnapping a Jacksonville couple and burying them alive in Georgia.

Bruce Nixon Junior is being held without bond on charges of murder, kidnapping and robbery. Three persons arrested in South Carolina on financial fraud also face murder charges in the case.
Prosecutors say they will also file a similar notice of intent to seek the death penalty against Tiffany Cole, Michael J. Jackson and
Allen Wade once they are returned to Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the official cause of the deaths of Carol and James Sumner was mechanical asphyxiation. Asphyxia means the body can't receive enough oxygen and the mechanical component means there was pressure applied to the chest.

Their bodies were found in shallow graves.