Separate trials for 2 charged in Brevard County deputy's death

Published On: Aug 23 2013 11:04:37 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 23 2013 11:04:43 AM EDT
Brandon Bradley, Andria Kerchner

Brandon Bradley and Andria Kerchner.

MELBOURNE, Fla. -

Two people charged with killing a Brevard County deputy will be tried separately.

A judge ruled Thursday that 19-year-old Andria Michelle Kerchner and 22-year-old Brandon Bradley will be charged separately on first-degree murder charges.

Florida Today reports that attorneys for the defendants argued separate trials would avoid a media circus, while prosecutors said separate trials would waste taxpayer money.

Authorities say Kerchner and Bradley were fleeing a motel burglary March 6 when Deputy Barbara Pill stopped them last year. Authorities say Bradley shot the deputy multiple times when she ordered them out of the vehicle.

They were arrested a short time after the shooting, and they've been held without bond set ever since.

Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for Bradley.

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