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BREAKING: Nicole Okrzesik Indicted in Juliana Mensch Murder, Could Face Death Penalty With James Ayers

Ayers (left) and Okrzesik, in a picture posted to Facebook the night of the murder.
Ayers (left) and Okrzesik, in a picture posted to Facebook the night of the murder.

A grand jury indicted 23-year-old Nicole Okrzesik in the March strangulation of Juliana Mensch, prosecutors say. She is scheduled to go to trial June 25, alongside codefendant James Ayers.


Both are charged with first-degree murder -- a capital crime.

"They both could face the death penalty, although we reserve judgment for now as to whether or not to pursue it in this case, pending further analysis of the potential aggravating factors versus mitigating factors," wrote Broward State Attorney spokesman Ron Ishoy.

The Pulp has been covering this case since Ayers' initial arrest at the end of March; I've compiled a list of articles about the murder and subsequent investigation if you're interested, though you're probably looking for the ones about the alleged text messages between the two about what to do with the body, or the Facebook messages, or the homicidal Google searches Okrzesik reportedly made while Mensch slept on her floor in a rented room in Fort Lauderdale.

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