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District Attorney Will Not Seek Death Penalty for Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Nia Wilson at BART Station

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    District Attorney Will Not Seek Death Penalty for Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Nia Wilson at BART Station
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    Nia Wilson (right) died after being stabbed at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland. BART officials have identified the suspect as John Lee Cowell (left).

    The Alameda County District Attorney on Monday said it will not seek the death penalty against a man accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland.

    John Lee Cowell is charged with murder and attempted murder for allegedly stabbing Wilson and her sister, 26-year-old Letifah Wilson, on the platform at the MacArthur station at 9:36 p.m. on July 22, 2018.

    He's also charged with a special circumstance allegation that he killed Wilson while lying in wait. Cowell is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin without bail.

    A judge ruled this past July that Cowell is mentally competent to stand trial.

    BART Stabbing Suspect Is Competent to Stand Trial: Judge

    [BAY] BART Stabbing Suspect Is Competent to Stand Trial: Judge

    A judge on Wednesday found that the man accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland last July is competent to stand trial.

    (Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019)

    The trial is set for January 6.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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