King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg announced that he would seek the death penalty for accused cop-killer Christopher Monfort in a very brief notice filed this morning in King County Superior Couty (.pdf).

"[T]here are not sufficient mitigating circumstances to merit leniency," he wrote.

The decision to pursue capital punishment for the killing of SPD Officer Timothy Brenton last Halloween was expected. "The death penalty is reserved for the worst of the worst,” Satterberg said last November. “Killing a police officer falls within my definition of the worst of the worst crimes.”