Tuesday, December 10th: *Penalty Phase set to begin (@ 8:30am ET) – FL – Dr. Teresa Ann Grace Sievers (46) (June 29, 2015, Bonita Springs) – *Mark D.Sievers (50) arrested & charged (2/26/16) & indicted (5/4/16) with 1st degree premeditated murder & conspiracy to commit 1st degree premeditated murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. DA will seek DP. Trial began on 11/12/19 with jury selection, opening statements started on 11/20. Trial expected to last 5 weeks. Jury: 9 women & 3 men, with 2 alternates (1 is a man). Trial ended on 12/4/19 with closing arguments & jury started deliberations. Deliberations took about 4 hours 10 minutes – GUILTY of 1st degree premeditated murder & conspiracy to commit 1st degree premeditated murder. Jury selection 11/12/19 thru 11/19/19 (Day 1-6) & Trial info 11/20/19 to 12/4/19 (Day 1-9) reference post #250 here: ***GUILTY*** Mark Sievers - 1st Degree Murder & Conspiracy 12/4/19 Update: Penalty phase to begin next Tuesday, 12/10. *Jimmy Ray Rodgers (28) – Trial 10/23/19: Jury found Rodgers guilty of second degree murder, not guilty of conspiracy, guilty of trespassing. Sentencing on 12/12. Motion for new trial-denied. *Curtis Wayne Wright, Jr. (41) arrested (10/14/15) & charged (10/20/15) & indicted (5/5/16) with 2nd degree premeditated murder. Plead not guilty. No bond. Took plea deal (2/26/16) plead guilty to 2nd degree murder; serving 25 years, waives all rights to appeal. Will testify at trials. Sentencing on 12/2 has been continued to 2/10/20.
A monumental day in the trial against Mark Sievers. Over the next couple of days, the jury will hear arguments before deciding his fate. Life in prison or the death penalty? The jury found him guilty of planning his wife, Teresa’s, 2015 murder. #SieversTrial @winknews