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Texas is seeking the death penalty for a man who confessed to murder 5 | News

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – The Texas Attorney’s Office said Monday it would seek the death penalty for a man reported by authorities confessed to killing five people including three whose dismembered bodies were found in a burning landfill last year. The Taranto County Attorney’s Office said it had filed documents to secure the death penalty for 41-year-old Jason Thornberg. He was arrested in September on charge of death in the deaths of 42-year-old David Lueras, 34-year-old Lauren Phillips and 33-year-old Maricrus Matisse. Their bodies were found in a burning dump in Fort Worth.

During an interview with police, Thornburg confessed to killing the three, as well as his roommate and girlfriend, according to his arrest warrant.

Thornburg is also charged with murder the death of his roommate, 61-year-old Mark Jewell. He was found dead in a house fire last May.

In March, Thornburg was charged by a grand jury with first-degree murder, assault with intent to commit murder and assault that resulted in grievous bodily harm in March 2017 as a result of the killing of a Navajo Navajo man named TTB, according to the indictment. filed in the U.S. District Court for Arizona County.

Thornburg remained in prison in Fort Worth on bail of more than $ 1 million. His lawyers on Monday did not immediately return the message asking for comment.

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