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The body of Nancy Cooper, 34, was discovered near her home in Cary, N.C., on July 14. ((Courtesy of Jill Dean))

A former Alberta resident will not face the death penalty in North Carolina if he's convicted of killing his wife.

The district attorney in Wake County, N.C., told a judge Friday morning he will not seek the death penalty for Brad Cooper, who was charged in late October with first-degree murder in the slaying of his wife, Nancy.

Howard Cummings told the judge there were no aggravating factors that would make it a capital case.

Nancy Cooper, 34, was found dead near her home in Cary, N.C., on July 14. She had been reported missing two days earlier by a friend.

Cooper is originally from Medicine Hat. He moved to North Carolina eight years ago with his wife.

Cooper remains in jail. The judge set bond for him at $2 million.