Monday, June 16, 2014

Memphis Mass Murderer Sedrick Clayton Convicted of Killing Girlfriend and Her Parents


Murder victim Pashea Fisher

Mug shot of mass murderer Sedrick Clayton. "AP: Memphis, Tenn., Police Dept. booking photo for Sedrick Clayton. Clayton offered to plead guilty and serve three life terms for gunning down his girlfriend and her parents. Although prosecutors have accepted such offers before in death penalty cases, including one in which the victims were a police officer and another man, this time they aren't interested in a deal."

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Jury convicts Memphis man in fatal shooting of 3
By Adrian Sainz
June 14, 2014
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of his girlfriend and her parents more than two years ago.

Sedrick Clayton was convicted Saturday following a jury trial in the deaths of 23-year-old Pashea Fisher and her parents during an argument in January 2012.

Clayton and Fisher's 4-year-old daughter was in the house at the time. Clayton took the girl with him before turning himself in hours after the shooting. The girl, now 6, was a key trial witness.

A sentencing hearing began Saturday afternoon, about an hour after the verdict was announced. Clayton could face the death penalty. Before the trial, he offered to plead guilty in return for serving three consecutive life sentences. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich rejected the offer.

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