Death Penalty Being Sought for Rebert

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The Jefferson County District Attorney says he will be seeking the death penalty for the Emporium man accused of shooting a Brockway couple earlier this year.

Jeff Burkett says he based his decision on aggravating circumstances in the case, specifically that the murders happened during a burglary and robbery.

45-year-old Steven Rebert is accused of shooting Wayne and Vicky Shugar on the weekend of April 12 in their home.

He is charged with two counts each of criminal homicide and aggravated assault, one count of burglary, one count of robbery and one count of theft.

No trial date has been set.