Jeremy Main a man from Florida has been found guilty of drowning his seventeen month old toddler. According to court documents Jeremy Main was upset that his wife was planning on divorcing him and to get back at her he would drown their seventeen month old toddler after speaking to her on the phone. Now that Jeremy Main has been convicted of the murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole
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Jeremy Main is guilty of first-degree murder in the drowning death of his 17-month-old daughter, a jury decided Tuesday.
Main, who called his then-estranged wife, Holly, on Oct. 9, 2017, and told her, “You’re going to have a bad day,” now faces the possibility of lethal injection at the hands of a state executioner when the jury reconvenes Monday to hear new testimony, including mental health experts.
It took the jury about an hour and a half to reach its decision.
Holly, who took back her maiden name, Farrington, after she and Main divorced, wept when the verdict was read aloud by the court. Main stood straight and showed no emotion.
“I’m relieved,” she said outside the courtroom.
Farrington said she wasn’t crying for him, but for Makenzie and for herself.
“It was nerve-wracking,” she said.
Asked if she wanted Main, 43, to get the ultimate punishment, Farrington said, “I would like for him to get life, for my own reasons. I don’t want the death penalty.”
She referred to her deposition for her reasons.
“I personally don’t want to wait 14 years for him to die,” Farrington said in her sworn statement at the time. “I think that if he was to take a plea agreement and just go off to prison for the rest of his life, I think he would be murdered whenever he went to prison. And I would like to see it happen sooner [rather] than later.
Executive Assistant Public Defender John Spivey argued before the jury that Main was guilty of aggravated manslaughter, not premeditated first-degree murder.
Home security gear showed he was outside walking the dog and doing other things, while admittedly failing to protect his daughter.
Even Farrington testified that he was a “doting” father, he said.
Spivey likened it to cases where a father accidentally locks a child in a hot car.
“Is that first-degree murder? Of course not,” he said.
Spivey again played animation videos created by a biomechanical engineer showing how the child could have climbed into the tub on her own. He even picked up a mannequin the size of Makenzie to demonstrate how the child should have had visible external injuries if she was forced under water in the garden tub at the Lady Lake home.
Assistant State Attorney Ryan Williams, in his closings, speculated that Main “looked into his daughter’s eyes” then deliberately drowned her.
One of the reasons he was guilty of murder, Williams said, was that “he could have stopped.”
Spivey lashed out at a “jailhouse snitch” who testified for the state.
The convicted felon testified that Main told him, “he wanted to hurt his wife, Holly, but ended up hurting himself more.”