Prosecutors for the State announced during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, March 18, 2019, that they will not seek the death penalty in the murder case against 38-year-old Scott Anthony Putnam, of Conover.
Putnam is charged with first-degree murder in the July 24, 2018, shooting death of Anthony Killian. He was arrested and taken into custody the next day.
He also faces charges for attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill for injuries sustained by Roxanne Killian in the same shooting incident.
The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
The case remains under investigation by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
CONTACT: Nathan Key