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Prosecutors seek death penalty in teen’s slaying

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the capital murder trial of Leslie Galloway III, charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl, whom he also allegedly set on fire and ran over with a car in 2008.

Galloway, a 27-year-old Moss Point man, is on trial in the slaying of Shakeylia Anderson.

Anderson, a high school senior, was last seen alive leaving her grandmother’s home the night of Dec. 5, 2008.

Her mutilated body was found the next day with the imprint of tire tread on her leg.

Prosecutors say the tire tread and a serial number linked Galloway to the crime.

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Thursday morning.