St. Martin man sentenced to life for capital murder

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A St. Martin man has been sentenced to life without parole for killing his family more than 25 years ago.

In 1994, at just 16-years-old, Stephen McGilberry brutally murdered four family members at their home in Jackson County.

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A jury found McGilberry guilty of four counts of capital murder and sentenced him to death.

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated McGilberry’s death penalty since he was under 18 at the time of the crime.

After considering the circumstances surrounding the murders, his upbringing, and his age at the time of the murder, the trial judge said McGilberry was ‘irreparably corrupt.’



The decision was based on the heinousness of his crime, the expert testimony from his trial, and his lack of remorse which the court views as an individual with a broken moral compass.

The Mississippi Supreme Court resentenced him to four terms of life in prison without parole.