By J Swygart - firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Lima News
LIMA — An Allen County jury deliberated for less than an hour Thursday afternoon before finding Ross McWay guilty of aggravated murder in the Jan. 15 death of Lima resident Wendy Jeffers.
Judge Jeffrey Reed immediately sentenced McWay, 38, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Defense attorney Steven Chamberlain had asked Reed to consider a lesser sentence sentence, but acknowledged that such leniency would be “treating my client better than he deserves.”
The judge’s sentence was handed down after statements were read from two of Ms. Jeffers’ children. Her son, in his statement, said he had forgiven McWay for taking his mother’s life, but nonetheless asked the judge to impose the maximum allowable sentence. A letter from Jeffers’ daughter also asked for the maximum sentence, but said she hoped McWay would find God while in prison.