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Final suspect due in court in Denver bar killings

DENVER (AP) - The final man accused of killing five people at a Denver bar during a robbery should learn soon whether prosecutors are going to pursue the death penalty.

Denver prosecutors have until Friday to decide whether to seek capital punishment for 23-year-old Dexter Lewis. The issue could also come up at a Thursday afternoon hearing in the case.
Lewis and two brothers, Joseph and Lynell Hill, were implicated in the slayings by a federal informant who said he went with them to the bar in October. The Hill brothers reached plea deals earlier this week and the informant hasn't been charged.
According to investigators, the informant said Lewis stabbed the bar's owner and four others multiple times while the brothers held them at gunpoint. They also allegedly set the bar on fire and left with $170.

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