ORLANDO, Fla. – The jury in Markeith Loyd’s murder trial reached a verdict Wednesday in less than an hour, recommending life in prison — not the death penalty– for the convicted killer.
The jury began deliberations before 11 a.m. Wednesday, weighing life in prison or death for the man convicted of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon. Less than an hour later, the court was informed the jury had reached a decision.
At 12:30 p.m., the jurors’ verdict was read in court and unanimously recommended life in prison for Loyd.
Loyd had asked not to be present when the verdict was read but later changed his mind and was in the court for the decision.