Prosecutors will seek death penalty for NC man accused of killing pregnant girlfriend


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) — Prosecutors will now seek the death penalty against man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and shooting her young son.

Buncombe County made the announcement this week.

Nathaniel Dixon is facing several charges, including first degree murder, in the killing of Candace Pickens.

Dixon was arrested back in May after Pickens was found dead, shot in the face in an Asheville Elementary School playground.

Her son was shot found shot in the head, but survived.

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