Brothers Plead Not Guilty to Murder

4-10-06 - The two brothers charged with murdering a Bryan County man could now face the death penalty.

Monday afternoon Kevin Cross and Gary Olsen both pled not guilty to the murder of Scotty Sheffield back in September. But the district attorney says that because of the nature of the crime, prosecutors will seek the death penalty. For the county this change will mean additional costs like added security and a lengthier trial.

A change of venue is possible, but if the trial remains in Bryan County it is set to begin in September.