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Prosecution will seek death penalty for men accused of killing pregnant teacher

Pregnant SLPS teacher Jocelyn Peters was killed in her unlocked apartment last year. Now her boyfriend and the man he allegedly hired to kill her are facing the death penalty.
Cornelius Green and Phillip Cutler

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for two men accused of killing a pregnant third grade teacher.

Jocelyn Peters was seven months pregnant when she was killed in the Central West End on March 24, 2016.

Peters' boyfriend, former principal Cornelius Green, and his friend, Phillip Cutler, have both been charged with first-degree murder in her death.

Jocelyn Peters

According to charging documents, Green paid Cutler $2,500 to kill Peters in a calculated murder-for-hire plot.

On Thursday, the State of Missouri announced it would seek the death penalty for both men in their upcoming murder trial.

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