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Calif. park supervisor slaying suspect arraigned

Suspect in slaying of Calif. park supervisor arraigned on murder charge; death penalty pursued By The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ' A California man accused of shooting his former boss, the city's parks superintendent, faces charges that could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Forty-seven-year-old Dupree Pierre Barber, of Rancho Cordova, was arraigned on Thursday in a Sacramento County courtroom on a murder count with the special circumstances of lying in wait and shooting from one vehicle into another. He did not enter a plea. A judge appointed a public defender to represent him and continued his case until Feb. 16.

The special circumstances mean Barber could face the death penalty if convicted in Monday's slaying of Cordova Recreation and Parks District Superintendent Steve Ebert.

Barber had been laid off from the park district about two weeks before the shooting.

His public defender, John Perkins, described him as very distraught.

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