A mom confronted her daughter’s killer in a Pennsylvaniacourtroom Wednesday earlier than he was sentenced to life in jail for stabbing his ex-girlfriend at the least 30 occasions throughout a gathering at a practice station final 12 months.
A Montgomery County jury convicted Gilbert Newton III, 19, of first-degree homicide within the demise of Morgan McCaffery after solely 2 ½ hours of deliberation, Fox News affiliate WTXF-TV reported. Moments later, Judge William Carpenter handed down his sentence for the July 2020 slaying.
Newton confirmed no emotion in the course of the proceedings. However, McCaffery’s mom, Kathleen, took the stand throughout his sentencing.
“This isn’t just a life sentence for you, Gil,” she mentioned to Newton, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
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She additionally known as him a “living monster.”
“This is a life sentence you have imposed on all of us,” she continued. “I hate you. I will always hate you, and I will never speak your name again.”
Prosecutors mentioned Newton lured McCaffery, 18, to the practice station in Abington Township, 13 miles north of Philadelphia, months after their relationship ended.
During the assembly, he stabbed her with two kitchen knives he took from his mom’s knife block and fled, in accordance with the newspaper. He later allegedly confessed to the killing.
Newton determined to kill McCaffery after seeing a social media publish of her with one other man, prosecutors mentioned.
“That’s when he set out his plan to kill her. If he couldn’t have her nobody could,” Assistant District Attorney Kathleen McLaughlin instructed reporters.
Newton’s legal professional argued his consumer killed McCaffery however initially deliberate to hurt himself. During the trial, prosecutors offered threatening textual content messages they mentioned Newton despatched McCaffery. One message mentioned he would stab her within the neck, in accordance with the Inquirer.
“Yes, we have text messages that say ‘I’m gonna stab you in the neck 57 times,’ but he’s a kid,” protection legal professional Charles Peruto Jr. mentioned. “He says a lot of things.”
In an effort to boost consciousness about home teen violence, McCaffery’s household has began Morgan’s Light, a nonprofit to assist younger adults acknowledge indicators of poisonous relationships.
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