Murder Victim's Home Called ‘den of Iniquity' by Defense Attorney

MCKINNEY -- Michael Pennington is on trial for capital murder in a case that could automatically send him to prison for the rest of his life without the possibility of parole.But on the second day of his trial here Wednesday, questions about the timing of damage to the front door of the victim's McKinney home could possibly lead to a lesser charge for the 33-year-old Pennington. Collin County prosecutors -- who rested their case Wednesday -- say Pennington broke into Leasa Nixon Carroll's home and fatally stabbed her on July 4, 2016. That break-in prior to the slaying allowed authorities to charge Pennington with capital murder.  Continue reading...

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