Mother kills her father and daughter because they stood in the way of her life with new boyfriendBy Mason White 11:15 AM August 4, 2015
|Mark Weekly and Meredith Jessie|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A mother of Florida, was arrested after she killed her father and her young daughter.
25-year-old Cheyanne Jessie allegedly killed her own father and her daughter, and hid their remains in a shed.
Jessie is accused of killing her 50-year-old father, Mark Weekly, and her 6-year-old daughter Meredith. She then waited more than a week before reporting them missing, police said.
The remains of the two were found in a plastic bag in a shed on the property of her father’s landlord in Lakeland.
Investigators believe that she killed her daughter Meredith because the child was in the way of her relationship with a new boyfriend.
Jessie claimed that she killed her father in self defense during a fight.
However, police became suspicious of Jessie’s story and she was a suspect from the start. Jessie initially told police that her father ran away with her daughter to Georgia.
She said that Weekly fled with Meredith, who was in his care, after telling her via text message that he had only 1 year to live and wanted to spend time with his granddaughter.
Detectives said that she later changed her story and admitted that she had a physical confrontation with her father.
She told police that she killed her father in self-defense and “accidentally” stabbed her daughter Meredith to death during the fight, which involved a knife.
Jessie was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of tampering with evidence.