New Jersey – The case of a man who prowled for women on dating apps and killed three was brought to court and sentenced to 160 years in jail after a victim’s friend did his own investigation on social media and unmasked the suspect. Check out the video to know further details of the case.
The suspect is identified as Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 25, who remained motionless during the court trial in Newark. The jury announced the sentencing decision after the statement from two victims Sarah Butler and Robin West.
Before the victims gave their statements, Khalil Wheeler-Weaver denied the accusation and told Mark S. Ali, and the jury of the court, that he was set up. The suspect’s family, including mother, brother, and aunt, were there in the court, but remained silent.
Apart from the three murders, the suspect was accused of other criminal activities, including kidnapping, desecration of human corpses, and aggravated arson.
The prosecutor officials of Essex County appreciated the efforts of Butler’s friend, who helped them catch the suspect through social media. He made a fake account and lured Weaver to have come to a meeting Montclair – as per the prosecutors.
Another woman survived the attack and gave her statement, which helped the investigators gather crucial information against him. As per her statement, the attack she survived was similar to the one that other victims experienced.
On Wednesday, at court, Tiffany Taylor described in a statement how the suspect attacked her.
“My whole life is different; I don’t wear makeup anymore; I don’t have friends. I’m always paranoid. But I’m happy to still be here,” and said, “I hope you don’t show him any remorse because he’s not showing any remorse.”
The victim attorney presented evidence against the suspect that he used to lure women into having sex with him and then kill them.
In 2016, the dead bodies of the women were found in New Jersey. Case investigators further checked the phone of Khalil Wheeler-Weaver that showed information regarding where he took the victims and their dead bodies.
On Wednesday trial, Adam Wells, the Country Prosecutor, further noted that the murders happened with a week gap, buying him more time to contemplate his dirty work and begin preparation for the next.
He said The defendant believed these victims were disposable. They were killed and then he went on about his day as if nothing had happened,”
“But each of these women’s lives mattered.”
On Wednesday, Victor, the victim’s father, pleaded with the court to punish Wheeler-Weaver with the maximum sentence and said to the killer, “I hope you suffer, boy, every night.”,