Death Penalty Decision Monday In Monroe County

The jury in the Michael Parrish murder trial is back at work in Monroe County to decide on a possible death sentence.

The issue is no longer guilt, or even degree of guilt.  It's now life or death.

Michael Parrish was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder on Friday.

The jury decided Parrish is responsible for the 2009 shootings of his girlfriend, Victoria Adams, and their son, Sidney, just a year and a half old.

Monday morning Michael Parrish's father, Joseph, took the stand and explained his son's obsession with Nazi German.

On Friday, Victoria's father said he is against the death penalty in this case.

"I want to see him go to jail for life. I want to see him sit there and think about this every day. Death is too easy for him,” said Malcolm Adams.

It didn't take the jury long to reach its verdict on Friday, a little more than one hour.

Adams' aunt wasn't surprised.

“I just had a gut feeling, a good feeling about it, and I had a feeling that it was going to come back fast and in a good way,” said Anne Adams Wagner.



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