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Woman Allegedly Murders Daughter, Father in Polk County

Cheyanne Jessie is accused of committing a horrific double homicide in Polk County, Florida.  According to news reports, she allegedly killed her 6 year old daughter and 50 year old father on July 18.  Days later, on July 22, Police claim that she returned to the crime scene, which was at her victim father’s home, to dispose of the bodies.  Upon returning, she put the bodies in plastic tote bins and dumped them in the landlord’s shed.

It is not yet known what evidence law enforcement has collected that ties Jessie to these murders.  It is not known if she has confessed, whether or not there is an eye-witness, or if forensic evidence proves she is guilty.  Given the nature of these offenses, the relation of the defendant to the victims, and the fact that one victim is the defendant’s 6 year old daughter, prosecutors are expected to seek the death penalty.  That said, I am confident mental health issues will play a central role in this woman’s defense.  More to follow as this case develops…