State intends to seek death penalty against Michael Hunt

The State of Florida intends to seek the death penalty if Michael Hunt is convicted of first-degree murder. (WJHG/WECP)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The man accused of shooting three people and killing another could face the death penalty.

The State of Florida announced it intends to seek the death penalty in the case against Michael Hunt if Hunt is convicted. Hunt has been charged with first-degree murder.

In April, Alexandra "Lexie" Peck, 19, and three other people were shot at a home on Allen Avenue in Panama City. Peck died from her injuries. A month later Panama City Police announced Hunt was facing charges in connection with the shooting.

Police say Hunt was originally a person of interest in the case and was wanted on human trafficking charges. Hunt turned himself in shortly after the shooting. His lawyer told us Hunt was innocent and planned to plead not guilty to any charges.

Panama City Police say the crime scene was held for more than a week while their investigators and investigators with Panama City Beach Police documented the scene and collected evidence.

Hunt is charged with two counts of failure to register as a sex offender, armed burglary of an occupied dwelling, three counts of attempted felony murder, and first-degree murder.

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