LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The death penalty could be an option for the man accused of killing a 1-year-old Indiana girl.

Legal experts say prosecutors could seek that punishment for Kyle Parker.

The 22-year-old is charged with murder, rape and kidnapping in the death of Shaylyn Ammerman.

An Indiana University law professor says the prosecutor will consider the heinous nature of the crime and the high cost of lengthy appeals.

The little girl's grandmother says her death was torture and only a death sentence will satisfy her.

Parker has pleaded not guilty.

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