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Man will not face death penalty for November 2015 deadly shooting

HICKORY, NC (WBTV) -

A man charged in the deadly shooting of a 45-year-old man in Hickory will not face the death penalty for the November 2015 shooting.

Prosecutors announced Monday they will not pursue capital punishment in the murder case against LaKeith Marshaun Lawrence, but say he still faces the possibility of life in prison without parole.

Lawrence, 20, is charged in the shooting death of 45-year-old Philip Eugene McLean.

McLean was shot along the 600-block of 17th Street Drive NW, in late November. Lawrence was arrested the next day and charged with murder.

Investigators say some people in the apartment building heard arguing before the shot rang out, but they did not know what the argument was about. 

Lisa Dubs represents Lawrence, who faces charges for murder and possession of a firearm by felon.

Lawrence was convicted of attempted common law robbery in Catawba County in May 2013. He remains incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Center without bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 2.

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