Verdict Reached In McStay Family Murder Trial

The jury this morning, Friday, June 7, reportedly reached a unanimous verdict in the capital murder case presented against Charles “Chase” Merritt in Department 1 at the San Bernardino Law and Justice Center since shortly after the outset of 2019.
The defendant is charged with killing all four of the members of the McStay family in February 2010.
Merritt’s trial lasted five months, with opening statements having commenced on January 7.  Jurors had been deliberating the case since May 30.
The verdict is scheduled to be announced by the jury forewoman at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 10, according to San Bernardino County Superior Court Risk and Safety and Media Relations Administrator Dennis B. Smith.

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