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Prosecutors will not seek death penalty against man accused of killing mother

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A man accused of killing his mother in north Charlotte in April will not face the death penalty. 

Prosecutors announced Thursday they will not pursue the death penalty against 26-year-old Dionte Marquel Long who was charged with murder in the stabbing death of his mother, 50-year-old Marcella Lightner Thrash. Officers were called to the stabbing around 7:15 a.m. in the 5500 block of Hubbard Point Drive on April 11, where they found Thrash. Medic pronounced her dead on the scene. 

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Police say information gathered during the investigation pointed to Long as the suspect in the case. 

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