BROWARD (CBSMiami) – A 44-year-old man was convicted of trying to cover up the death of a woman whose head was discovered floating in an Everglades canal nearly seven years ago. Robert Mackey avoided the jury’s full wrath, however: he was acquitted of second-degree murder.
Mackey, 44, faces up to 30 years in prison when he’s sentenced Feb. 28 after he was convicted of accessory after the fact, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.READ MORE: Man Held Without Bond In Killing Of Baby, Babysitter In Coral Springs
As they filed out of the courthouse Tuesday, jurors refused to answer questions: they wouldn’t say whether they believe Mackey beheaded Lorraine Hatzakorzian or whether they believe he killed the woman somewhere outside of Florida.READ MORE: Report: South Florida Counties Have High COVID Levels, Despite CDC Numbers
Jurors also did not reveal details of their split verdict, which came two-and-a-half hours after they told Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Site Finder
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