Prosecutors will seek death penalty in San Tan Valley murder case

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Corey Allen By Jennifer Thomas Corey Allen By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty for a Phoenix man arrested for the murder of a San Tan Valley woman.

Corey Allen faces a first-degree murder charge for the death of Linda Pirelli-Brown last November. He also was indicted on one count of kidnapping and one count of burglary in the first degree.

Pinal County sheriff's deputies said Allen shot Brown several times inside her home.

He was an acquaintance of Brown's daughter. She called 911 saying Brown was threatening her mother inside the family's home. Deputies responded and found Brown with multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives caught up with Allen in Colorado last month.

Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles said he intends to seek the death penalty if Allen is convicted.

"An innocent woman was murdered. Due to the successful coordination and hard work of the Pinal County Sheriff and the US Marshals Office and in order to seek justice on behalf of Mrs. Brown and her family, I filed the Notice to Seek the Death Penalty," said Voyles in a news release.