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Gibson Co. Prosecutor Studying Death Penalty/Life Without Parole in Jason Perry Case

The Gibson County Prosecutor says he's studying whether he can seek the death penalty or life in prison without parole for Jason Perry, the Princeton man accused of murdering 34-year-old Jessica Tice.

The Princeton Daily Clarion reports Rob Krieg filed information Monday in Gibson Circuit Court seeking habitual offender and the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime as aggravating elements to the original murder charge.

Perry is accused of shooting and killing Tice, his estranged girlfriend, in the parking lot of a Princeton Restaurant back in May.

Meanwhile, the judge granted a defense motion to have Perry undergo a psychiatric exam to determine if he is competent to assist in his defense and whether an insanity defense can be used.