Grace Packer Murder: Family calls man who admitted to raping, murdering teen 'gentle giant'

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Closing arguments expected in Jacob Sullivan trial
Closing arguments expected in Jacob Sullivan trial: Tamala Edwards reports on Action News at 4 a.m., March 26, 2019

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- A Bucks County jury could decide Wednesday if a man should spend the rest of his life in prison or be sentenced to death for the brutal torture and murder of a young teenage girl.

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Jacob Sullivan pleaded guilty to raping and killing 14-year-old Grace Packer as part of what he says was a rape-murder fantasy he shared with Grace's adoptive mother, Sara Packer.

On Monday, during Sullivan's sentencing hearing, jurors heard testimony from his family members, who called him a "gentle giant."

Closing arguments wrapped up just before noon Tuesday.The jury's deliberations will continue Wednesday at 9 a.m.

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