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Prosecutors seek death penalty in Charlotte restaurant killing

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Mark Anthony Cox (Mecklenburg County Jail)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County prosecutors say they will seek a death sentence if a man is convicted of killing a restaurant manager earlier this year.

Mark Anthony Cox, 22, is charged with killing 25-year-old Danielle Watson in January.

The manager of the Flying Biscuit Cafe was two months pregnant when she was killed at the restaurant.

Cox also is charged with the murder of an unborn child, armed robbery and felonious larceny.

He had been arrested at a friend’s house in the Fayetteville area.

Cox had been released from prison in November after serving time for robbery and breaking and entering.

Credit: The Associated Press.