Burlington man will not face death penalty for 2012 murder of girlfriend

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Rodney Lee Enoch

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The death penalty will not be sought for a man accused of killing a Burlington woman last year, according to Alamance County District Attorney Pat Nadolski.

Rodney Lee Enoch is charged with first degree murder of Debra Dianne Sellars.

Enoch and Sellars were dating when she disappeared in April of 2012.

Her remains were discovered in October 2012.


  • Lisa

    They must have not found premeditated murder. Usually with a death penalty case, there are 2 parts.. Premeditated with special circumstance of being especially cruel which is the main one to get death. Special circumstance means, an act of torture,heinous, malicious,If the victim saw it coming, knew what was happening , being tortured before the kill……. Killing someone in the mince of committing a felony such as burglary can be a death penalty. He could have waived his rights for any appeals and they would have dropped his term down to life without parole. Another thing.. I have not followed this case, so maybe he was mentally ill in some way. I will have to read up on this one.

Comments are closed.