Prosecutors seek death penalty; judge orders alleged murderer to leave family alone
Andrew Bernard Adams (Source: New Hanover County Jail)
Victim Latricia Scott as a child. (Source: Susan Mitchell, family member.)
Scott's family wore these shirts in court.
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The state of North Carolina will seek the death penalty for a man accused of murdering a 24-year-old woman earlier this year.
Andrew Bernard Adams is facing first-degree murder charges for the death of Latricia Ana Scott. Her body was found in the backyard of a home on Cowan Street in January.
Scott's family was in the courtroom Thursday for the Rule 24 Hearing that determined the state's decision to seek the death penalty. The family said they are still in the grieving process and did not want to speak to the media.