Jamaican Man Receives Death Sentence In The US For Double Homicide
On Wednesday night (June 14), a Jamaican-born man was sentenced to death for the murders of a mother and her teenage daughter by a jury in Pennsylvania (USA).
On June 11, 2015, 40-year-old Leeton Thomas reportedly stabbed to death Lisa Scheetz, 44, and her daughter, Hailey, 16 in their basement apartment.
According to Fox43, during trial, Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Larsen told the jury that Thomas cut a window in the screen of the victim’s home, entered, and then brutally stabbed the victim and her two daughters. Larsen called the killings “assassinations” to avoid pending prosecution for the alleged sex abuse of a girl.
The daughter who survived the brutal attack, reportedly testified during the trial and identified Thomas as the killer.
It took only two and a half hours of deliberation for the jury that consisted of seven women and five men to decide Thomas’ fate.
Thomas was convicted of , 2 counts of 1st-degree murder, 1 count of attempted homicide, and 1 count of burglary.
He is to be formally sentenced on Friday morning.
Thomas, who was convicted of killing a woman and her daughter in June 2015, has been sentenced to death by the jury. https://t.co/rBjsU6lzd1
— WPMT FOX43 (@fox43) June 15, 2017
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