The family of convicted murderer Quentin Truehill is begging the court to spare his life.
At a penalty hearing Thursday morning, the family of murder victim Vincent Binder flew from New York to testify. The prosecution also introduced multiple victim impact statements from family, friends and students of Binder. Binder’s brother and aunt say they want to see justice for the murder of their loved one.
“If I had to stand here and tell you all the great things my brother accomplished and was going to accomplish in this world I’d be here for days,” said Robert Binder.
While the Binder family wants to see justice, convicted murderer Quentin Truehill’s family is hoping their testimony may spare his life.
Truehill’s mother says he’s been troubled since he was young and may have experienced PTSD after surviving hurricane Katrina. She says he’s experienced a lot of hardship in his life, made a terrible mistake, but believes his life is worth sparing.
Truehill’s aunt, Deirdre Humphrey says although what he did was bad, Quentin is not a bad person.
The defense introduced more than a dozen pieces of new evidence ranging from Truehill’s academic records to jail records