Former Army recruiter sentenced to three life sentences for murders of mother and sons www.privateofficer.com
Matthew Perkins pleaded guilty Monday to murder charges for the September 2010 deaths of Stephanie Hershman and her sons, 3-year-old Jathan and 1-year-old Jaylon.
Prosecutors had been seeking the death penalty, but the district attorney general’s office said in a statement that they accepted the plea agreement based on uncertainties about whether a jury would unanimously impose the death penalty.
Prosecutors said the victims’ family members approved the plea agreement.
Investigators have said they found the three bodies stuffed in trash bags inside a bedroom closet of Hershman’s home.