(WIAT) — The state has filed court documents announcing their intention to seek the death penalty in the case of 19-year-old Roderick King.
King is charged with the January 2016 murder of Ashton Blake Roberts during a robbery at a Jack’s Restaurant location in Pleasant Grove. He is also being tried on charges of robbing a Burger King in Fairfield and a Papa Murphy’s in Hueytown.
Later that year, King applied for a youthful offender status in the crime, which he was denied.
King is set to go to trial in January of 2018.