Henderson guilty


It took jurors 15-hours of deliberations but in the end, they did the right thing. They saw through Richard Henderson Jr.’s excuses and convicted him of slaughtering his family.

The five-man, seven-woman jury found Henderson guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of his father, Richard Henderson Sr., 48; his mother, Jeaneane Henderson, 42; and his grandmother, June Henderson, 82. Jurors found Henderson guilty of second-degree murder for killing his 11-year-old brother Jacob, who was attacked first.

There was never any doubt in my mind that he wouldn’t be convicted. Now comes the hard part. The same jury will determine whether or not Henderson gets the death penalty. I’m not as sure about this. I think that now the mental illness excuse will come into play. Also, take into consideration that Henderson wants to be put to death. I think those two factors will probably result in life without parole.

I hope I’m wrong but that’s how it will probably play out.

And even he if he’s sentenced to death he’ll probably be old and gray before it gets carried out because of the appeals process. Not to mention that the trial was almost thrown out so I’m sure we’ll be seeing an appeal based on these grounds.

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