Prosecutors will not seek death penalty in 2014 Lexington barbershop homicide

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty for a man who is accused of shooting and killing another man outside a Lexington barber shop in November of 2014, according to The Dispatch.

Ronald O’Keith Fuller, 39, of 207 Bookington Drive, could still face life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder.

Fuller is accused of shooting and killing Marvin Bush Jr. on Nov. 8, 2014, near Bright Spot Barber Shop in the 200 block of Linwood Road.

Bush was rushed to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where he later died from his injuries.

Bush’s family told The Dispatch that the two men were friends.

The manager of Bright Spot Barber Shop told The Dispatch that Fuller was getting his hair cut when he saw Bush outside, got out of his chair and fired shots at him.

In court on Tuesday, Bush’s family was visibly upset because Fuller is claiming an insanity defense. Bush’s family told The Dispatch that a “crazy person” wouldn’t have cried during the proceedings the way Fuller did.

The case is set to continue Feb. 29, 2016.