Jury recommends death in killing of 2 Putnam boys

Published on October 28, 2022 at 4:59 pm

After a long week of sentencing hearing testimony, a Putnam County jury unanimously recommended the death penalty Friday for Mark Wilson Jr., who was convicted of the brutal murder of two young brothers in 2020.

Wilson was found guilty earlier this month on two counts of first-degree murder for killing 12-year-old Robert Baker and 14-year-old Tayten Baker. He was dating their aunt when the boys were stabbed and bludgeoned in their home in Melrose.

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The defense rested Thursday after multiple days of testimony from experts, and then prosecutors made their case that aggravating factors existed in the case to warrant the death penalty.

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