By Julie Montanaro
August 19, 2014
A Wakulla County man will spend the rest of his life in prison for a deadly attack at his ex-girlfriend's house.
Ours were the only cameras rolling when a judge sentenced Andrew Wilson to four consecutive life sentences.
Wilson was convicted of sneaking into his ex-girlfriend's house in March 2011, stabbing Gabrielle McKenzie and killing both her father and new boyfriend.
John McKenzie was stabbed 17 times and Patrick Pittman was stabbed 47 times.
Pittman's aunt today asked the judge to sentence Wilson to death.
"He had every intent and plan to go to 87 Field Loop to savagely kill my nephew, Patrick Pittman, to seek revenge. This has forever changed many lives," Pittman's aunt Ammie Hengstebeck told the judge.
"Every family wants some sort of revenge, you could say, but the fact of the matter is Patrick is gone and nothing is going to bring him back," Pittman's cousin Mandy Ferrell said after the hearing, "so just as long as he is punished we are happy with that."
The jury that found Wilson guilty of the stabbing and murders recommended a life sentence and the judge followed that recommendation.
Wilson did not testify at his sentencing hearing today.