Kidnapping suspect Michael Jacques has been assigned two additional lawyers who specialize in death penalty cases.
Jacques faces a federal charge of kidnapping with death resulting in connection with the June disappearance of his niece, Brooke Bennett. She was later found murdered. Conviction on the kidnapping charge could bring the death penalty.
Monday, Judge William Sessions assigned a legal team from New Jersey to assist Jacques' public defender in the case. The husband and wife team have extensive experience in death penalty cases. None of their clients have ever been sentenced to death.