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Jury recommends death penalty for Lakeland mom who killed her father, daughter

Posted at 10:18 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 23:21:20-04

POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- A Lakeland mother could be sent to death row for killing her daughter and father.

A jury found 29-year-old Cheyanne Jessie guilty of first-degree murder earlier this week. On Friday, a jury unanimously recommended the death penalty for the 29-year-old woman for killing her 6-year-old daughter, Meredith.

The jury also recommended life in the murder of her father, 50-year-old Mark Weekly, according to the State Attorney's Office.

Jessie stuffed their bodies into plastic bins then hid them behind a neighbor's shed.

A judge is considering the jury's decision of death penalty into consideration before making a final ruling.

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