In March, News4Jax reported details of the murder of Christopher Barrios Jr. allegedly at the hands of George, David and Peggy Edenfield.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A convicted child molester and his father took turns sexually assaulting a 6-year-old boy while the molester’s mother watched, then they choked the boy to death, according to an indictment returned by the Glynn County grand jury on Wednesday.
There are reports now that Peggy Edenfield has accepted a plea agreement which would give her life in prison with the possibility of parole.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — One of the three people accused in the slaying of a 6-year-old Brunswick boy made a plea deal Wednesday that could save her from the death penalty.
The Florida Times-Union is reporting the family of Christopher Barrios Jr. supports the deal according to District Attorney Stephen. Kelley said Tuesday.
“This will certainly strengthen our case against those who we believe actually committed Christopher’s murder,” Kelley told the Times-Union.
“The Barrios family understands why this is being done, and they approved of withdrawing the death penalty for Peggy Edenfield. We wouldn’t have done this without their agreement,” Kelley said.
Michael Barrios, Christopher’s father had this to say to First Coast News.
“Being that she was there, and knowing what went on, knowing she could’ve stopped it, so she was just as involved as anybody else that’s charged,” said Barrios. But he doesn’t want to see Peggy getting away with a light sentence.
“I would hate to see her get off with anything like 25 or 30 years. Knowing that she’s someone that can sit there and watch a child suffer and punished, and gather excitement from that or whatever she did,” said Barrios.
The man who police claim tampered with evidence and helped to conceal the death of 6-year-old Christopher Barrios Jr. could get out of jail under a plea agreement his attorney says he has reached with the district attorney.
The tampering and concealment charges against Donald Dale would be dropped if a plea agreement with the state is accepted during a hearing next week in Superior Court.
Update 08-29-08 Lawyers Claim Not Enough Hispanics On Grand Jury
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Lawyers for one of two men charged with kidnapping, molesting and killing a 6-year-old boy said the charges should be dismissed because the grand jurors who returned the indictment were not diverse enough.