19-year-old Macyo Joelle January has been found guilty of murdering a newlywed couple who walked in on the teen burglarizing their Colorado home. January will spend life in prison, however, he was 17 when he committed the heinous act, so he does have the possibility of parole.
On the morning of Jan. 14, 2013, a security alarm went off at the home of Staff Sgt. David Dunlap, 37, and his pregnant wife Whitney Butler, 35. The couple arrived at the residence separately, shortly thereafter, to investigate. They were both shot from behind as they walked through their front door. Evidence suggests that Butler was executed while leaning over her husband’s lifeless body.
The Daily Mail reported:
A jury deliberated for three-and-a-half hours and the case that went on for 1 1/2 years — overlapping what would have been the couple’s two-year anniversary — ended with January being found guilty of the slayings.
January was also convicted of burglary, theft, and aggravated motor vehicle theft. There was no murder charge for the 13-week-old fetus Butler carried the day she died, in accordance with state laws, authorities say.
January apparently showed no emotion as he was convicted of the crime Butler’s mother called a “parent’s worst nightmare.” Do you think this young psychopathic thug should be locked up forever? Tell us in the comments section.