The tragic account of the July 2016 death of 20-year-old Sierah Joughin still unsettles nerves for all who hear it. After four weeks, a jury convicted James Worley, 58, of rural Delta on March 27 of aggravated murder and the kidnapping of Joughin – 2 accounts punishable by the death penalty.
The trial began March 5 with interviews of prospective jurors, according to a Toledo Blade article. Hundreds of jurors were questioned before a jury was sat.
The sentencing phase began April 2, and if the jury doesn’t decide for Worley to receive the death penalty, he’ll be sentenced to life in prison, according to a 13abc article. Judge Jeffrey Robinson said the jury should start deliberating the case by April 4 at noon.