Chelmsford Man Convicted of Murder Requests Reduced Sentence

Lowell Superior Court(credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Lowell Superior Court(credit: Wikimedia Commons)
A Chelmsford man convicted to life in prison for choking and stabbing his wife in front of their son is asking to have his sentence reduced. 

Jeffrey McGee, now 42 and a resident of Glen Avenue in Chelmsford at the time of his arrest in 2007, was convicted of first-degree murder in 2010.

Following the act, McGee attempted to drive into a dump truck, along with his son, in order to kill himself. 
The Lowell Sun is reporting that while he does not deny he killed his wife, he believes his jury was prejudiced against him, stating that his defense relied on the victim's sexual exploits, but this was not allowed to be presented during the trial.

Currently McGee also is serving a concurrent sentence for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, which holds a two-year term and a 20-year probation prohibiting any profit from the sale of his story.

If reduced to second-degree murder, McGee would be eligible for parole after 15 years, if reduced to a manslaughter charge, he could eventually be set free. 


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