Loading...

Weather Alerts 58 View »

Suspect Pleads Guilty In 2012 Triple Murder

  • Play

Suspect Pleads Guilty In 2012 Triple Murder

CREATED Aug 28, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 29, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man accused in a brutal, triple-murder from two years ago has pleaded guilty to the crimes.

In court Friday, Lorenzo Jenkins entered the pleas to two counts of first degree felony murder and one count of felony second degree murder. 

Prosecutors recommended two life sentences without parole for the first degree murder charges, and 60 years for the second degree murder charge. Those will be served concurrently, once he finishes serving another sentence in an unrelated crime.

If the case had gone to trial, he would have faced the death penalty for three murders that occurred in 2012.

Police said Jenkins stabbed and killed Wendy Sullivan, along with her parents Patrick and Deborah in October 2012.

The Sullivans were believed to have been selling drugs out of their home at the time of the murders.

During a court hearing Thursday, Jenkins had told the judge he was reconsidering taking the plea deal. The judge gave him overnight to come to a decision.

All other counts against Jenkins were dismissed as part of the plea deal.