Connect with us

Crime

Ronald Haskell Sentenced to Death After Being Found Guilty of Capital Murder

Published

on


October 11, 2019 UPDATE: Robert Haskell Jr. has been sentenced the death penalty after being found guilty of capital murder.

Spring, Texas – Ronald Haskell Jr. has been found guilty in the killings of Stephen and Katie Stay and four of their five children. The killings took place inside their Spring, Texas home back in 2014 and only one daughter, Cassidy Stay, survived a bullet wound to the head.

Haskell plead not guilty by reason of insanity and throughout the trial, prosecutors worked diligently to paint the picture of Haskell as a man with a premeditated plan. The prosecution described a man looking for retribution against the Stay family after his ex-wife Melanie’s departure. Melanie was Katie Stay’s sister and Haskell blamed the family for his ex-wife leaving him.

“It’s not a coincidence he picked July 9, 2014 to go to the Stays’ house,” said prosecutor Samantha Knecht. “It’s one year to the day and time he was served with a protective order. That’s when the revenge in his heart began to grow.”

Prosecutors went on to describe, in detail, Haskell’s plan to get even with his ex-wife for leaving him. They described him as a narcissist whose wife left him after a decade of alleged abuse.

Haskell arrived at the Stay family home dressed in a Fed Ex uniform while carrying a “makeshift” package. He then shot the entire family execution-style with only Cassidy surviving.

The defense argued insanity, claiming Haskell’s bipolar disorder diagnosis as proof. They explained that Haskell heard voices that told him that if he killed his ex-wife’s sister he would get her back.

“This was not a rational plan,” said defense attorney Doug Durham. “It was a psychotic plan.”

The Harris County jury’s decision came after a month of testimony and about eight hours of deliberation. The jury is now left to decide whether Haskell should face the death penalty for his crimes or a life sentence. The punishment phase begins on Monday morning.

October 11, 2019 UPDATE: Robert Haskell Jr. has been sentenced the death penalty after being found guilty of capital murder.

Advertisement

Thank you NetDepot!

Our website is proudly housed out of a local data center. Our state-of-the-art servers are managed by our partners at NetDepot.com located in Spring, Texas!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Disclaimer:

All information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Information, reports, releases, and events are subject to change. Any logos or trademarked images are copyright protected by their respective owners. Their use does not imply endorsement of or by this website.

Spring Media, LLC is independently and privately owned. We are not affiliated or endorsed by any government or civic entity, including any City or any other government or administrative organization.

In Case You Missed It