Prosecutors in Sarasota County said yesterday they will not seek the death penalty in the case against a man accused of murdering a Sarasota woman nearly thirty years ago.

Luke Fleming pleaded not guilty after being arrested back in September for the 1999 rape and murder of Deborah Dalzell. Deputies used newly-discovered DNA technology to link him to the crime.

He won’t go to trial until early in 2020, and will remain held without bond.