Federal prosecutors consider seeking death penalty for N.J. woman’s fatal kidnapping

    Federal prosecutors are trying to decide whether to seek the death penalty in the kidnapping that left an Atlantic City woman dead.

    Nadirah Ruffin’s body was found in the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia in April after she’d been kidnapped from an Atlantic City home. Six people are accused of the crime and helping to cover it up.

    The Associated Press reports federal prosecutors could ask the U.S. attorney general to seek the death penalty, even though New Jersey has abolished capital punishment.

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