Letecia Stauch found guilty on all counts; Sentenced to life without parole
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County woman accused of murdering her 11-year-old stepson Gannon Stauch was found guilty on all charges. Letecia Stauch faces two life sentences.
The jury reached a verdict in the murder trial of Stauch around 12:50 p.m. Monday. This came after the prosecution and defense gave their closing arguments and deliberations began Friday.
After a thirty minutes break Monday, the verdict was read. Stauch was found guilty on all counts.
The jury has found Stauch guilty on all counts.
- Murder in the First Degree - Guilty
- Murder in the First Degree of a Child Under 12 By a Person in a Position of Trust - Guilty
- Tampering with a Deceased Human Body - Guilty
- Tampering with Physical Evidence-Destroy - Guilty
After the verdict was read, it was announced Stauch would be sentenced. The judge asked for a brief 30-minute break ahead of sentencing.
The judge is expected to come back with sentencing at 3:25 p.m.
Stauch was sentenced to two life without parole sentences.
- For Murder in the First Degree, she was sentenced to life without parole
- For Murder in the First Degree of a Child Under 12 By a Person in a Position of Trust, she was sentenced to life without parole
- For Tampering with a Deceased Human Body, she was sentenced to 12 years, three-year parole, consecutive to life
- For Tampering with Physical Evidence-Destroy, she was sentenced to 18 months, consecutive to life.
Her two life sentences will merge.
Below is the judge sentencing Stauch:
The sentencing came after Gannon's family's emotional impact statements, including statements from his mother Landon Bullard and his father Al Stauch.
Watch that below:
The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office is set to hold a press conference around 4:45 p.m. Monday.
Gannon was murdered in early 2020. His body was found under a bridge in Florida.
During the five-week trial, Stauch's defense admitted that she killed Gannon but claimed she had "no idea" what she was doing.
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