LAKELAND (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida jury has recommended that a woman should be executed for murdering her 6-year-old daughter.
That jury also imposed a life term on the woman for slaying her father.READ MORE: Residents Bubbling Up With Anger After Sunrise Utilities Department Sends Out Bloated Water Bills
A Polk County jury returned its decisions late Friday against 29-year-old Cheyanne Jessie for the 2015 deaths of her daughter Meredith and her father, Mark Weekly.
It will now be up to Judge Jalal Harb to decide whether to impose the death sentence.READ MORE: Pair Of South Florida Children Who Died A Couple Weeks Apart Have Saved 11 Lives Through Organ Donation
Prosecutors say Jessie killed her daughter and father because she blamed them for the disintegrating relationship she had with her boyfriend.
She shot and stabbed them both, stuffed their bodies into storage bins and stored them in a neighbor’s shed before they were found two weeks later.
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