PHOENIX - Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a man accused of killing his cellmate in a Maricopa County jail while he was incarcerated on another murder charge.
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says Andrew Ward, 27, should face the death penalty in the April 2 death of cellmate Douglas Walker, 33, because Ward carried out the killing with gratuitous violence and in an especially cruel manner.
Prosecutors are also seeking the death penalty against Ward in the March 12 fatal stabbing of his 12-year-old half-brother.
Investigators say Ward explained his motive in his half-brother's death by saying, "Honestly, I just felt like killing."
Ward has pleaded not guilty to charges in both cases.