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Accused Santa Fe High School Shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis Won't Face Federal Charges

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Federal prosecutors say they will not pursue charges at this time against the Texas teen accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a high school last year.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 18, faces a state capital murder trial for the deadly shooting in May 2018 at Santa Fe High School that also wounded 13 people.

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Dimitrios Pagourtzis (Credit: Galveston County Jail)

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas says prosecutors and FBI agents met with the victims and family members Tuesday and that no federal charges will be filed at this time.

A spokeswoman declined to say whether Pagourtzis might face future federal prosecution.

If convicted in state court, Pagourtzis could be sentenced to life in prison, but he has the possibility of parole after 40 years because he was a minor at the time of the shooting.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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