Prosecutors seek death penalty in teen’s slaying

Published 2:40 pm Friday, September 24, 2010

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.

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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.