A 39-12 months-antique Pearl River man become sentenced to lifestyles in jail Monday (April eight), two months after a jury unanimously determined him responsible of murdering his ex-wife and her boyfriend in 2017, in line with the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney’s office.
Jason Magee turned into spending the day with his kids on June 19, 2017, when the 6 and 8-year-olds called their mother, Jennifer Wallace Magee to say goodnight. Magee and Jennifer had been separated for greater than a yr, the DA stated and had been going thru a divorce.
When one in all their kids asked to speak to Donald Gros — Jennifer’s boyfriend — Magee “grew enraged,” the DA stated. Magee added the children to his parent’s home in Pearl River, drove to Jennifer’s home, kicked within the door and killed each victim, according to investigators.
Prosecutors defined Magee killing Jennifer, 32, and Gros, 34, with “military precision,” and the two had been dead in only over a minute and a half. Both sufferers were shot multiple times, the DA stated.
After the killings, Magee informed his stepfather what he had completed over the cellphone. He then fled, the DA stated, however, became later discovered and arrested.
Magee’s legal professionals claimed Gros pointed a gun at him, which caused “a scuffle,” and that Magee killed them in self-defense.
District Judge August Hand ordered Magee to serve two consecutive life sentences.
His brother, James Magee, is on death row after being convicted in the 2007 deaths of his estranged wife and younger son.