Valedictorian Murder Trial: Jeffrey Pyne Found Guilty of Killing His Mother

A Michigan jury today found Jeffrey Pyne guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his mentally ill mother. Pyne, 22, a former high school valedictorian, star athlete and University of Michigan biology student, had been accused of killing his 51-year-old mother, Ruth Pyne, in the family's Highland Township, Mich., garage on May 27, 2011. Ruth Pyne had been bludgeoned and stabbed 16 times. The trial began on Nov. 16. Pyne never took the stand, and his defense did not call any witnesses to...Full Story
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