Cousins' Slaying Suspect Could Face Death

20-Year-Old Accused Of Killing Women For Their Van

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man accused of killing two Lake City cousins in Northwest Jacksonville in November could face the death penalty if he's convicted.

Terrell Stewart, 20, appeared in court Thursday for a pretrial hearing, during which prosecutors announced they will seek the death penalty.

Stewart is charged with murder in the shooting deaths of 33-year-old Janet Mincey and 20-year-old Tashanda Jones, whom he knew.

Police said the cousins came to Jacksonville to meet Stewart on West 30th Street, and Stewart killed them to steal their van. The cousins were found lying dead in the street.

Stewart was arrested in Savannah two days after the killings.

He will be back in court next month.