Man accused of killing teen 14 years ago won't face death

HOUSTON The Chambers County District Attorney says she agreed not to seek the death penalty against Kevin Edison Smith in exchange for a confession.

Smith was arrested last month after authorities linked DNA evidence from a recent drug possession arrest to the murder of 13-year-old Krystal Jean Baker. Baker disappeared after leaving her grandmother's home in March of 1996. Her body was later found under a bridge in Chambers County.

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