“This was a planned, brutal robbery,” Assistant State Attorney Michelle Doherty said during her closing argument in Waits’ murder trial. The evidence, she said, “absolutely shows that this defendant, everything he said about what occurred in that house, is a lie.”
The jury agreed.
Jurors took less than three hours to to convict Waits on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed robbery and one count of armed burglary of a structure in the home invasion robbery and slayings of two South Tampa teen siblings, Kiara Brito, 16, and her brother, Jeremi, 13, on June 5, 2011.
Source: The Tampa Tribune