- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old Lakeland woman in the deaths of her father and 6-year-old daughter.

Cheyanne Jessie was charged with two counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday in Bartow. Grand jurors also indicted her on one charge of tampering with physical evidence connected to the deaths.

The Ledger of Lakeland (https://bit.ly/1NkaBjw ) reports the state attorney’s office hasn’t decided whether to seek the death penalty.

Prosecutors say Jessie stabbed daughter Meredith Jessie in the throat and shot her 50-year-old father Mark Weekly in the head on July 18 in his rented home in Lakeland.

Authorities say she left their bodies in the house until July 22. Detectives say she returned to the home and put their remains in containers and hid them in the landlord’s shed.


Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), https://www.theledger.com

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