Panhandle Killer Who Wanted Death Penalty Gets Life in Prison

The prosecutor and the victim's family did not want to see David Nolan get the death penalty.

He pleaded no contest last week to the fatal beating of 29-year-old Michael Sessions with a hammer during a robbery at a Parker area motel.

Prosecutors initially filed a notice that they would seek a death sentence but withdrew it last week at the request of the victim's mother.

The prosecutor said the mother prefers that Nolan have the rest of his life to think about what he had done.