Sioux County prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a western Nebraska man accused of killing his eight-year-old stepdaughter.
Salvador Lopez, of Mitchell, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kerra Wilson.
Her body was found September 22 on remote ranchland several miles north of their home.
Court records show prosecutors filed a notice of aggravated circumstances in the case.
While the state is required by law to state its case, it could later determine not to seek the death penalty.
George Keltz, KXNP, North Platte