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Corey Johnson will not face death penalty for fatal stabbing in Palm Beach Gardens

Posted: 6:01 PM, May 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-04 23:32:40Z

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The state of Florida will not pursue the death penalty for Corey Johnson, the teenager accused in a deadly stabbing inside the BallenIsles community in Palm Beach Gardens.

In March, the 17-year-old told investigators his religious beliefs led him to stab a boy to death and injure another boy and his mother.

Corey Johnson faces murder and attempted murder charges.