MO Man Spends Life In Jail

9 years 8 months 1 week ago October 12, 2007 Oct 12, 2007 Friday, October 12 2007 Friday, October 12, 2007 10:42:40 AM CDT in News
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NEOSHO (AP) - A southwest Missouri man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing his girlfriend to death and suffocating their 19-month-old daughter. 40-year-old Mark Emerick of rural Granby was handed two life sentences without parole in the March 27 slayings of Tammy Mahan and their daughter, Faithanne Vincent. Prosecutors say the family of the victims asked that Emerick get life in prison instead of the death penalty. Mahan's mother Jodi Ketron recounted that her daughter was planning to ask Emerick to leave. He was living under the alias of Michael J. Vincent while he was living with Mahan. Ketron told Emerick in court that she believes he tortured and killed Mahan because she had unraveled his past. Emerick was found to have been convicted of sexual assault in Arizona.

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