Death Penalty Sought in Longview Murder

Prosecutors in Gregg County are seeking the death penalty in the case of a Longview man accused of murdering a woman during a botched burglary.

24 year old Mario Swain was arrested back in December, in connection with a home invasion on Iris Circle in Longview.

Swain was later charged with the murder of 44 year old Lola Nixon. Police say swain beat and stabbed Nixon, and then dumped her body in an abandoned car.

Swain has stated he intends to plead not guilty.