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Man accused of strangling “I-5 Strangler” won’t face death

The man accused of strangling the California serial killer known as the “I-5 Strangler” won’t face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Serial killer known as the ‘I-5 Strangler’ found strangled to death in prison

Jason Budrow, 40, is accused of strangling Roger Reece Kibbe, whose body was discovered on Feb. 28 in their shared cell at Mule Creek State Prison southeast of Sacramento.

Budrow is already serving life without parole for strangling his then-girlfriend in 2011 in Riverside County. Amador County District Attorney Todd Riebe said he had filed first-degree murder charges against Jason Budrow for the mureder of Kibbe and will seek a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole, the Sacramento Bee reported.