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Mills Killer May Face Death Penalty

Attorneys add new special circumstance to the case.

Laungatasi Samana Ahio, 21, could now face the death penalty for the alleged murder of Jared Afu at the Mills High School tennis courts on Aug. 4

The prosecution added a special circumstance to the case on Feb. 9 allowing the possibility of life without parole or the death penalty.

He is charged with one count of murder with the use of a knife, said Wagstaffe.  The police report summary alleges that a blood trail led to a church where a backpack with a bloody knife and the accused's identification was found.

Ahio surrendered himself the next day, Aug. 5, to the South San Francisco police Department. "The parents convinced him that he had to turn himself in, and they came in with him," said Wagstaffe.

Ahio is being held without bail pending a preliminary hearing on April 28.

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