A Pennsylvania man is going through the potential for the demise penalty, after a jury convicted him of murdering his two girlfriends and one in all their unborn kids.
Davone Anderson, 27, gunned down gal buddies Sydney Parmelee and Kaylee Lyons, each 23, in the summertime of 2020, after he grew to become satisfied Parmelee was dishonest on him and that Lyons, who was a number of weeks pregnant, would flip him in, WHTM reported.
A Cumberland County jury discovered him responsible of two counts of first-degree homicide, first-degree homicide of an unborn baby and endangering the welfare of a kid, since his 13-month-old baby was current throughout each slayings, PennReside.com reported.
Jurors will start deliberating whether or not he ought to face capital punishment on Tuesday.
“We were very pleased that the jury returned guilty verdicts today,” Cumberland County District Attorney Sean McCormack advised the station in an e mail. “It has been almost two years since these two young mothers were murdered, leaving three very young children motherless.”
Lyons’ father, in the meantime, testified in court docket that his daughter’s slaying had left him gutted.
“There’s a void,” Temonia Thomas mentioned. “There’s a void. There’s a void. There are only a few people who can say they understand how I feel.”
Lyons’ surviving son with Anderson is 2 years outdated. The boy will ultimately find out about what occurred to his mom, Thomas mentioned.
“Eventually, he’s going to ask the questions, ‘Who is Mom? Who is Dad?’” Thomas continued.
Anderson’s attorneys, in the meantime, pointed to his abusive childhood and being repeatedly molested as a boy as lifelong circumstances that contributed to the slayings, PennReside.com reported.