Jeffrey Prevost was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for the murders of a mother and her son. According to court documents Jeffrey Prevost would shoot and kill Sherry White, 51, and her son, Kyle Lavergne. Jeffery Prevost would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
Jeffery Prevost 2021 Information
|Date of Birth||07/22/1959|
|Age (when Received)||54|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||12|
|Date of Offense||05/20/2011|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||51|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||5′ 11″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||203|
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Prosecutors in court Monday detailed the grisly scene family and friends found in May 2011 when they went to the home of Sherry White, 51, and her 20-year-old son, Kyle Lavergne.
“She was found in her bathroom and there was blood everywhere,” Assistant Harris District Attorney Anna Emmons told jurors. “Jeffery Prevost brutally tortured and executed Sherri White and Kyle Lavergne.”
Prosecutors painted Prevost, 54, as a dangerous criminal who deserves the death penalty for violence that has escalated as he’s been in and out of prison for most of his life.
Lawyers for Prevost said he was sorry for what he did and has confessed to the crime.
“That, to me, shows remorse,” said defense attorney Allen Tanner.
Prevost pleaded guilty to capital murder Friday, a day before opening arguments in the trial in state District Judge Mark Kent Ellis’ court.
Jurors will have to decide between life without parole or death row for Prevost.
“He’s never going to be on the street again,” Tanner said. “There’s nothing we can do to bring back the two victims in this case. If you kill him, that’s not going to bring them back.”
Police found mother and son in their Houston home in the 8900 block of Ferdinand on Saturday, May 21 2011, after family members said they were not responding to calls. Investigators believe they were killed the day before.
On Monday, their family members cried quietly in court as prosecutors detailed the crime scene.
White had been stabbed and cut 21 times, shot in the back and killed by a gunshot wound to the head, Emmons said.
Her son was found in the living room and had been shot in the arm and was killed by a bullet to the temple.
Prosecutors scoffed at the defense strategy of pleading guilty and asking for mercy.
“A guilty plea does not equate to remorse,” Emmons told jurors. “He’s sorry. He’s sorry he got caught.”
The trial is the third time the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has sought death this year.