Friday, February 27, 2009
A jury today found a man guilty of the 2006 stabbing murder of a West Palm Beach woman and the attempted murder of her then-6-year-old grandson.
Wes McGee, 23, was found guilty after two hours of deliberations on charges of first-degree murder with a weapon, attempted first-degree murder, burglary and armed robbery, according to the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
McGee, who authorities said was a prostitute and crack addict, stabbed and beat Jane Tackaberry, 53, to death Aug. 8, 2006, at the behest of Rhonda Norman, who wanted revenge against her ex-boyfriend, Tackaberry's son.
The two then took her grandson, Elijah, stabbed him and slashed his throat. He survived the attack.
Norman has already been found guilty of the murder and attempted murder. A jury recommended she be put to death, but a judge will decide her punishment at a later date.
The jury will return next month to decide if McGee should get the death penalty or life in prison.
Posted by XXX at 12:28 PM