Man Sentenced To Death For Killing A Family Of 4
A Southern California man has been condemned to death for the massive hammer killings of a group of-four whose bodies were discovered covered in shallow graves in the California desert.
Charles ‘Pursue’ Merritt, 62, was indicted in June for slaughtering his previous business partner Joseph McStay, 40, McStay’s significant other, Summer, 43, and their children Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr, 3.
After his condemning on Tuesday, Merritt was moved to San Quentin State Prison until an execution date is planned. California has not executed anybody waiting for capital punishment since 2006 as present Gov. Gavin Newsom has banned executions while he’s in office.
The McSky family vanished wholly and suddenly February 4, 2010, and it puzzled specialists for a long time, without any indications of a constrained section at their San Diego County home.
Their bodies were not found until November 2013, when a rough terrain motorcyclist went over them more than 100 miles away in San Bernardino County’s Mojave Desert.
The McStays’ skeletal remains were uncovered alongside a three-pound rusted heavy hammer – accepted to be the homicide weapon – a bra, and a youngster’s jeans and diaper.
After a year, Merritt, who was an accomplice in Joseph McStay’s drinking fountain business, was captured for clubbing the married couple and their kids to death inside their home in Fallbrook because he owed them $30,000.