TAMPA (FOX 13) - The state announced it will seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing the mother of his children, his daughter, and nearly killing his 8-year-old son.
Murder defendant Ronnie O'Neal, meanwhile, continues to push for a speedy trial, but his attorney told the judge Thursday she and her client are not necessarily on the same page.
Recently, O'Neal blamed the media for making him look bad.
"Making me out to be a menace to society [and] making false allegations and accusations before there is a thorough investigation. This is an attack on my good name," said O'Neal.
Recently O'Neal demanded his son not be allowed to talk to law enforcement about the murders but there's a good chance the boy's testimony will be key evidence against his father.
The 8-year-old is still recovering from his injuries.
The little boy's aunt, Daisatta Barron said, "justice is going to be served. If the death penalty is how it's going to be served then that's what's going to happen."