A North Carolina man has been sentenced to dying for the brutal rape and homicide of his personal teenage daughter.
A Union County jury sentenced Joshua Lee Burgess, 35, to dying Friday after he was convicted of homicide and different expenses for killing his 15-year-old daughter Zaria in 2019, in line with the Union County District Legal professional’s Workplace.
Burgess slit Zaria’s throat on Aug. 18, 2019 after sexually and psychologically torturing her for 22 hours at his dwelling in Monroe.
“This was really an particularly heinous, atrocious, and merciless killing of an harmless youngster,” the Union County District Legal professional’s Workplace stated in a press release. “This case was emotionally taxing for everybody concerned. We proceed to grieve with and pray for Zaria’s mom.”
The lady lived along with her organic mom however was visiting her father for the weekend on the time of her killing, in line with WBTV.
Burgess walked into the police station and confessed to killing her the identical day he dedicated the unthinkable act. He advised investigators his deal with, the place they discovered Zaria’s physique.
“It’s simply evil,” Union County Sheriff Tony Underwood stated. “I imply homicide is homicide, however to kill your individual flesh and blood like this there’s simply no approach to clarify it aside from it’s simply an evil crime.”
Burgess was convicted of 1 depend of first diploma homicide, one depend of statutory rape, three counts of statutory intercourse offense and one depend of first diploma sexual exploitation of a minor.
The jury within the case sentenced Burgess to dying on the homicide cost and a further minimal of practically 76 years in jail for the opposite expenses after about three hours of deliberation.