Surprising Verdict In Trial Of Lady Accused Of Killing Stepfather Over Nude Photographs

A verdict has been reached within the case towards Jade Janks — and it’s utterly taken her abruptly.

As we reported earlier this month, Janks was accused of planning her stepdad Thomas Merriman‘s homicide after she discovered her personal nude photographs from a decade prior on his pc. Prosecutors say she poisoned him with sleeping drugs then suffocated him.

The case was fairly robust — particularly as a consequence of messages Janks despatched to pals saying issues like “I simply dosed the hell out of him” and “I’m about to membership him on the pinnacle as he’s waking up.” It’s like she gave them the play-by-play.

The 39-year-old took the stand on Friday and stated the messages — wherein she requested for assist hiding a physique — had been “taken out of context”. Nonetheless, below oath she did admit to “masking up” her stepfather’s dying, claiming he took too many prescription drugs by mistake.

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On Wednesday the jury returned with their choice — Janks was discovered responsible of the primary diploma homicide of the 64-year-old after solely sooner or later of deliberation. She faces 25 years to life and might be again in courtroom on April 3 for her listening to.

After the decision was learn, Janks appeared shocked and whipped her head round to her lawyer. It undoubtedly seems like she wasn’t anticipating it! There was loads of proof, however we guess perhaps she felt just like the circumstances would get her extra sympathy than they did?

You possibly can see the precise second she heard the decision (beneath):

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[Image via YouTube/CBS 8 San Diego]

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