DA seeking death penalty against both suspects charged with murdering Tennessee deputy


DICKSON, Tenn. (WZTV) - District Attorney Ray Crouch said he will be seeking the death penalty against two suspects charged with the murder of a Tennessee deputy.

Steven Wiggins and Erika Castro-Miles are both charged with the first-degree murder of Dickson County Deputy Sgt. Daniel Baker.

Wiggins was captured by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper in Hickman County Friday morning and Castro-Miles was captured shortly after the crime on Wednesday.

Crouch said both will be held without bond and the DA's office will argue against either suspect getting bond. He will be seeking the death penalty for both suspects.

"Based upon the evidence and aggravating factors in this case, the State will be seeking the death penalty for both defendants," Crouch said.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Baker was killed after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle. GPS tracking technology was used to find Baker's patrol car after he had not been hear from for a period of time. Authorities found Baker dead in the vehicle.

An affidavit said Castro-Miles watched as Wiggins shot Baker to death. She tried to flee by hiding under a garage in Bon Aqua, but was spotted by the property owners and detained by police.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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