You may remember the gruesome story. A teenage boy used a baseball bat to kill four family members in their St. Martin home.
Two decades after the vicious beatings, Stephen McGilberry was back in a Jackson County courtroom. The reason: He still doesn’t know how long he’ll be in prison for those killings.
Today, a Jackson County judge said it may take several months to determine if a jury will hear McGilberry’s resentencing hearing, or if the judge will determine his penalty.
The Supreme Court ordered the rehearing because at the time of the capital murders, McGilberry was a juvenile. Justices ruled it was cruel and unusual punishment to sentence the teen to an automatic life without parole penalty.