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CASPER (AP) — A Wyoming prosecutor plans to seek the death penalty for the rape and killing of a Montana woman more than 30 years ago.

KTWO-AM reported Tuesday that Natrona County District Attorney Dan Itzen will seek capital punishment for 74-year-old Dale Wayne Eaton.

Appeals court says Wyoming prosecutors can again seek death penalty for Dale Wayne Eaton

Eaton was convicted in 2004 for the 1988 killing of 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell of Billings, Montana.

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Kimmell disappeared while driving across Wyoming and her body was found in the North Platte River.

Eaton was connected to the case through DNA evidence and spent a decade on death row before a federal judge overturned his death sentence in 2014.

A federal appeals court ruled in July that Eaton can still be subject to the death penalty.

Eaton's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

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