Florida Panhandle man gets life for stabbing ex-girlfriend, killing her new boyfriend, father


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CRAWFORDVILLE, Florida — A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to life in prison for attacking his ex-girlfriend with a knife and killing her father and new boyfriend.

A Wakulla County judge gave 27-year-old Andrew Michael Wilson four life sentences Tuesday. A jury in June convicted him of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. The same panel later recommended life in prison, rather than the death penalty.

One night in March 2011, authorities say Wilson sneaked into the singlewide trailer of his ex-girlfriend's father. That's where he fatally stabbed 62-year-old John McKenzie and 24-year-old Patrick Pittman. Then-19-year-old Gabrielle McKenzie — the mother of Wilson's infant son — was stabbed multiple times but survived.

The Tallahassee Democrat (http://goo.gl/x85tNh) reports that Wilson was arrested within hours of the attack after he crashed his car in front of a southwest Georgia deputy's house.

Information from: Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, http://www.tdo.com

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