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Prosecutors to seek death penalty in deaths of 2 in Texas

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Cedric Marks is charged with killing two people whose bodies were found in a shallow grave in east-central Oklahoma. (Bell County Jail) Cedric Marks is charged with killing two people whose bodies were found in a shallow grave in east-central Oklahoma. (Bell County Jail)

BELTON, Texas (AP) -- Prosecutors in Texas say they will seek the death penalty for a professional MMA fighter accused in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a shallow grave in Oklahoma.

Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza said Monday his office has filed formal notice to seek the death penalty against 45-year-old Cedric Marks . Marks was indicted for the slayings of 28-year-old Jenna Scott and 32-year-old Michael Swearingin.

Investigators say the two friends were killed Jan. 3 at a residence in Killeen, Texas, about 127 miles southwest of Dallas. Their bodies were found in a shallow grave in Clearview, Oklahoma, about 80 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Marks, Scott's ex-boyfriend, has pleaded not guilty. His current girlfriend, Maya Maxwell, also faces charges in the case.

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