Death penalty sought against man accused of killing parents, kidnapping niece
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Curtis Atkinson Jr. and Nikkia Cooper face murder, kidnapping and drug charges.

By Paul Boyd, WSOC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- (WSOC) -- The district attorney announced Thursday morning he will be seeking the death penalty for a couple accused of kidnapping an 11-year-old Charlotte girl and killing her grandparents.

Prosecutors said there are "aggravating circumstances" that make it a capital case.

Curtis Atkinson Jr. and Nikkia Cooper face murder, kidnapping and drug charges.

Authorities said the couple killed Atkinson’s parents in April inside their home on Glencannon Drive in east Charlotte, then kidnapped his niece Arieyana Forney.

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