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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Ex-marine found guilty of killing & dismembering stripper he invited to a 'private party'

An ex-marine has been found guilty of dismembering a stripper he invited to a 'private party' at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend.

Sex offender Terry Speaks, 42, was convicted of second-degree murder following the death of Jaren Lockhart, 22, whose body parts washed ashore on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in June 2012.

 
He told the court from the witness stand on Friday, June 19th 2015 that he and co-defendant Margaret Sanchez, his ex-girlfriend, last saw the victim after arranging for her to go to a party with a stranger named Nick, and dance for $500. 

Jaren Lockhart, 22

But the jury disagreed, instead siding with prosecutors who said he stabbed the mother-of-one in the heart at his New Orleans apartment, cut her body into pieces and then dumped them into the Mississippi Sound. 
He now faces life in prison when he is sentenced while Sanchez will face trial at a later date. 
Speaks, who was convicted in North Carolina of having sex with a minor in 2003, testified earlier on Friday that he felt guilty about sending Lockhart to her death, in a bid to get sympathy from the jury.
He said he did not tell investigators about Nick, or about another man he supposedly let borrow his car for $50 on the night of the killing, because he was concerned that he would be looked at as 'contributing' to Lockhart's killing.

'My thought is we talked this girl into doing this party,' Speaks testified. 'I felt guilty about talking her into going to this party that she did not return from.'

Speaks' girlfriend and co-defendant Margaret Sanchez
Speaks was at times defensive, but mostly came across as subdued and he even choked up at one moment. 
The trial is taking place in Jefferson Parish, a suburban area adjacent to New Orleans. Prosecutors charge that the murder took place at a home Speaks and Sanchez were living in near the city's airport.
Speaks was also found guilty with obstruction of justice in the case.
He initially tried to represent himself in the trial but after one day handed the case back to his defense attorneys.
Jefferson Parish Assistant District Attorney Doug Freese painted a portrait of Speaks as a serial liar who came up with stories to avoid conviction. 
Freese said Speaks made false statements to investigators when he was arrested six days after the slaying.  

He acknowledged using an alias while living in New Orleans because he was wanted for a probation violation and he admitted misleading investigators because he didn't want to go back to prison. 
When authorities arrested him on June 12, he tried to flee because he had warrants for his arrest, he said, not because he had killed Lockhart.
Freese challenged Speaks on why he didn't tell investigators about Nick and the other man he supposedly let use his car on the night of the killing. Speaks said investigators didn't give him a chance to tell his side of the story and were determined that he was guilty.
The prosecution also relied on emails Speaks sent to Lockhart while he was in prison and testimony from an inmate who said Speaks told him he had done the killing.

28 comments:

Ifeoma Ekewuba said...

It is well.................

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Ka! End time signs, killing here, and there.


To all our muslim brothers, and sisters on LIB, I pray all ur heart desires come to pass during dis period of Ramadhan.

Long live Linda Ikeji, and all LIB reader's.

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

He got wat he deserved, evil doer!

christie benjamin said...

Wicked generation! Rest in peace to the dead

Anonymous said...

What a wicked world we live in!!!

EDDY WIZ said...

MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o.
May her soul rest in peace

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^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Rip stripper

salifu ebiojo said...

Am becoming allergic to all this bad stories.

igwe Adaobi said...

Wicked world.
Rip

buffy the body said...

Tevez, is that you???? Wtf

Alloy Chikezie said...

Wicked is an understatement. Life imprisonment is a Good sentence for him.

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dami llionaire said...

Wickedness!

oluwakemi abosede said...

This white people and the way they tink, they are d real kolomental choi! Evil man! Rip striper, what would you tell baba God! Sad

Gabriel Folakemi said...

Na wa

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dis life na wa o! May her soul rest in peace. Linda take note!




Okiie, notice to all LIBERs. Didn't want to do dis before but I gex I just have to do it as a disclaimer. One idiot on dis blog stole my identity, my name & signage. So please any negative comments on dis blog is not coming from me but from the thief cos I would neva say anything bad about someone or wish anyone evil. So I have gone back to using my old pix & my email address is (julie3er@gmail.com). Linda take note!

TONIA GREEN said...

Barbarism everywhere. People seemed to be too wicked nowadays. God help us.

❤❤❤ THE PROPHETESS

Ogechi Ani said...

RIP stripper, it wasn't ur lucky day @ all.

FredLaw said...

Ex-marine?
Probably PTSD

genius jinee said...

Girls hope you're reading this. All that glitters aint gold

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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RIP to the dead....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

Huddah the boss chick of big brother. .be careful so u dnt end up like this

John Chuks said...

RIP stripper!!! You will be missed....Till we meet a again!

second chance said...

why for heaven's sake? truly wickedness really abounds in d heart of men.

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Its just a pity. He got what he bargained for.



#TeamBlessed#

Jules Louis said...

RIP to her. Her job is risky tho. And d idiot got what he deserved.

ary said...

Marine and sex offender! Two words that shouldn't go together.

AMINU IDRIS KUTA said...

Stripper innit?

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful MILF ruined by tattoos. I wouldn't pay $1 for a lapdance from a stripper with tattoos. Totally disgusting.

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