Palm Bay Mother Indicted In Triple Murder of Children
By Space Coast Daily // April 8, 2015
first appearance on full indictment set Thursday
ABOVE VIDEO: Hundreds of residents came together inside Palm Bay Christian Church to honor the lives of three children whose lives were taken too soon. Philip McCarty, 6, Christopher Swist, 5-months and Laci McCarty, 7, were tragically murdered last Friday night in an incident involving their mother, Jessica McCarty. Watch the highlights of the vigil with reactions by area residents. (Video by Zach Clark, SpaceCoastDaily.com)
Jessica McCarty of Palm Bay Indicted On Three First-Degree Premeditated Murder Charges For Killing Her Children
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Grand Jury has returned an indictment in the murder case involving Jessica McCarty after meeting for a two-day session April 7 and 8, according to Assistant State Attorney Michael Hunt.
The grand jury indicted McCarty, 33, of Palm Bay on three first-degree premeditated murder charges for killing her three children: Christopher Swift, 5-months old; Phillip McCarty, 6-years old; and Lacey McCarty, 7-years old.
Jessica McCarty called Palm Bay Police on March 20 minutes before 6 p.m., reporting the children were dead at their home at 1169 Kenmore Street N.W., in Palm Bay, and that she had slit her wrists.
In that case, the grand jury heard testimony from the Brevard County Associate Medical Examiner, three Brevard County Crime Scene Investigators and a Palm Bay Police Detective before returning the indictment.
McCarty was arrested on March 21 on two murder counts and one attempted murder count and will be arrested today on the third murder.
She is scheduled for a first appearance on the full indictment on Thursday at the Brevard County Jail where she has been held on a no-bond status.